I hope you don’t mind if I segue to a related question… is there a cultural/social link to marriage/divorce?
I’ve been married for 12 years and think everything is going strong. We dated for 5 years prior to marriage. My parents are about so hit the 45 year mark. My wife’s parents hit the 50 mark (before my FIL passed away). All grandparents either hit 50+ years or someone died. NOBODY got divorced.
My girlfriend in highschool was somewhat different. Her Mom and Stepdad were both divorced (obviously remaried)… so was her Dad and Stepmom… and her Grandparents… and the ones they remaried… and her aunts… etc. Literally everyone in the family (extended or otherwise) had been divorced. She is still on her original husband, but of her four brothers and sisters she is the only one.
Believe me, I have no problem with divorce, just wondering why it is that there seems to be such a difference.