You have heard the old saying, “It takes two to make a marriage work. It takes two to make a marriage fall apart.” Thus, the negative connotation of the phrase, “It takes two to tango” was derived on an observation of the fact that it takes two willing people to commit an infidelity, not just one.
Recent statistics show that divorce rate has grown from 50% back in 1970s to 75% in 2014! I often wondered what caused the number to rise so dramatically. Could it be because of the “no-fault divorce” first made available in the 70’s. It was the first time a spouse could also cite irreconcilable differences as a reason for divorce, making a divorce much easier to obtain. Prior to this, anyone wanting to end their marriage had to prove the presence of adultery or cruelty in the marriage.
It continues to rise steadily. And, it saddens me.
Although no one has a crystal ball to know the future, I can only hope that you and yours truly (and Chad and I) will not be a part of the 75% divorce rate statistic.
I’d like to focus more on the encouraging approach that “it takes two to make a marriage magical”. I believe in this whole-heartedly. Chad and I learned to always be optimistic when any challenging situations come our way: work or life. We also committed not to “sweat the small stuff”. And if there are ever any misunderstandings, we’re transparent and open with one another. We make it work and so far it’s been a wonderful ride through marriage-land.
People say that marriage is hard work. My opinion is that its only hard work when you’re not connected with your partner at all levels: mentally, emotionally and physically. The best part about marriage is continuing to uncover the greatness of your partner. I inspire you to uncover these areas and you’ll be amazed on the magic it brings to your relationship!