Last semester I took a class on family development. In this class we spent some time learning about divorce, and divorce rates. Apparently, the most recent statistics state that over 50% of marriages will end in divorce. However, from what I've observed in the media, it seems like if you're a popular celebrity the chances of divorce increases from 50% to like . . . 89%. It's kind of an epidemic.
I started noticing this a few months ago when Zooey Deschanel divorced her husband, Ben Gibbard.
And then! Zooey's switched at birth twin, Katy Perry, decided that she should probably divorce her not-funny husband, too!
And Kim Kardashian?
And then, of course there is Ashton and Demi.
And now it's Seal and Heidi Klum.
Honestly, all of this is kind of harshing my mellow. I am totally un-famous, and married, so maybe I have no room to talk . . . but I kind of just get the feeling that marriage isn't a sacred thing to a lot of people. It's something that is completely disolveable.
I understand that divorce is often necessary for people. In instances of infidelity or abuse, I think it is absolutely reasonable. But ending a marriage is a big deal! It shouldn't just be something that is done over an arguement, or tension, or even "falling out of love." I mean, can't all of those things be worked out?
Maybe I'm standing on a soap box, here . . . but seriously. If Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck divorce in the next six months so help me. I will throw a fit.