Good Tuesday Ladies!!!!
I'm loving the HuffingtonPost as of late,
they always have the most interesting articles to peruse.
You should definitely check them out when you get a minute.
An interesting article i read the other day was from a Public Relations Professional.
Jennifer Nagy, the writer reflects on how her status and her divorce.
This is her status as follows:
Current age - 29Divorced for - 8 months
Separated for - 1 year, 9 months
Age when I met my ex - 19
Age when I married - 24
Her argument is this, if people were married after 25years of age,
the divorce rate wouldn't be so high.
She argues that people under 25years of age,
"are still discovering themselves;
they are figuring out what is most important in their lives.
They are discovering the joys (and heartache)
of being in a relationship, and then the partying
that often characterizes life between relationships.
They are figuring out what their relationship "deal-breakers"
are and who their most appropriate partners would be."
Jennifer is quick to remind us her claims are based solely on her own experiences
BUT she reminds us that National Center for Health Statistics,
approximately 60 percent of marriages in which the
couple marries between age 20 and 25 will end in divorce.
I'm thinking her claims are interesting and thought provoking.
I have sisters who got married before 25years of age and both are happily married.
One is going on 7 years, another is married well over 20 years.
Both were ready, willing and understood the undertaking of wedded bliss.
I was married well after 25 years of age and as much as i thought i was ready to be married...
i was NOT ready emotionally, spiritually and definitely dating Mr. Wrong!
So age, emotional readiness and marriage is all be relative to the individual.
Jennifer's experience is unique to her!
In my opinion, age plays a part in marriage
however i don't believe it impacts heavily on whether two people will get a divorce.
After all, any two persons can decide to end a marriage regardless of their age.
25years of age doesn't necessarily suggest maturity!
What does cause divorce however is when we jump into marriage
without knowing ourselves, our partners and valuing the sacred institution of marriage,
we may end up on the other side (divorce).
Question of the Day:
What do you think,
Should people wait to get married ONLY after 25years of age?