When I was flying to Portland two weeks ago I was reading through a magazine (Cosmo) and came across an article called "The Rise in Young Divorcees". I'd link to it but apparently Cosmo didn't put it on their site?
I wasn't surprised by what I read because it made total sense.
The article explained that "40 % of brides who say their vows between their 20th and 25th birthdays can expect to renege on the "till death" promise (compared to 27% of those who wait until they're older). Lurking behind that statistic is a little-talked-about trend: According to relationship counselors, there seems to be a sudden spike in the number of smart, confident, successful women who feel driven to get married as soon as possible-whether or not they've found the right guy."
It goes on to say "These aren't high-school-dropouts or women who think they need a man to be happy. They're self-assured, independent types who are just trying to live their best life." In fact, it's their desire to have it all that backfires."
After reading the article I actually think it makes a good point. I never saw it from the "having it all" aspect because to me marriage isn't about that. But I do see how it has turned this way.
I think in today's society we have this thing where we have to have our life to-do list checked off by a certain age. College, Career, Marriage, Kids, etc. There seems to be such a rush in getting these things and competing with others for them.
What do you think?
Since I'm a "young divorcee" statistic (it's still weird to say that!) I'm interested in knowing what y'all think about this.