What Causes Divorce

                It is your wedding day. Right now, you are about to walk down the aisle and marry the love of your life; your soul mate; the person that you are going to spend the rest of your life with. Well, maybe not that last one. Maybe in a few years your marriage is going to fail. Maybe, this person standing at the end of the aisle waiting for you is going to break all the promises that they were supposed to keep forever. It’s true that 50 percent of marriages fail in the United States. Why is it that so many people decide to break the vows that they promise to keep forever? Marriages fail for many reasons. However, in the end marriages fail because of a lack of maturity. Three ways that this immaturity presents its self is through infidelity, lack of commitment, and remarriage after divorce. 
                Infidelity is the number one reason for divorce in America. It can be defined as: the act of being unfaithful. When someone decides to have a relationship with another person while still in a marriage they are not only being unfaithful to both partners but they are being unfaithful to themselves and their vows. They are choosing to lie which shows a lack of responsibility and immaturity. These people obviously didn’t know what they were saying on their wedding day. They didn’t take the time to think about what it was they were promising, and therefore are not mature enough to understand what it means to be married.
                When two people come together and decide to get married they are choosing to commit their lives to each other.  Lack of commitment in a marriage is the third biggest reason for divorce. Lack of commitment in marriage also shows a lack of maturity. When two people get married they are binding their lives together. Marriage is supposed to be something that lasts forever. However, when immature people decide that marriage sounds like a good idea they don’t take it as seriously as they would if they were more mature. And through these decisions, later on in marriage their immaturity will show and everything will come tumbling down.
                Statistics show that the more times someone gets married the higher the likelihood is that they will get divorced. When two people get a divorce they are breaking the bonds and vows that they had made on their wedding day. When someone gets married for a second or third time those bonds and vows seem easier and easier to break. And this act of breaking bonds and vows with multiple people, shows a lack of maturity. These people can’t make up their minds. They choose to put themselves in front of everything else, when marriage is supposed to be about putting your spouse in front of yourself. When someone says, “I do,” it is meant for one person not three for four. Mature people would wait for the right person to come along and not experiment along the way.
                Its one of the biggest decisions a person can make in their life. And as statistics show, many people make the wrong one. Or, maybe they didn’t and just never understood what it meant to be married. In any case marriages fail because of a lack of maturity. Please make sure that you are mature enough when it is your turn make the decision to say, “I do.”