Saturday, December 10, 2011

Predictors for Divorce

This week was part two of parenting. What interest me the most was the discussion on the predictors for divorce. Perhaps it is because I want to do everything I can to make sure my marriage is as happy as can be. Or maybe it is because I want to be able to inform others. Either way, It is my topic for today. One of the predictors for divorce can be how religious a couple is. Usually, the more religious a couple is, the less likely they are to divorce. Part of this could be due to the fact that they have strong morals and values. Most religions also put an emphasis on good marriages as well. Those whose parents have been divorced increases their chance of divorce as well. This could be because they never learned how to problem solve well, or maybe that is how they think a relationship works. Prior divorce also increases the risk. Our textbook said that some divorced people expect their new spouse to have the qualities that their former spouse did not, therefore having too high of expectations. They may also look for a spouse who was much like their former spouse, though not knowing it. Either of these could cause another tension and a troublesome relationship. 

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