Re: anyone wonder why they got married?
My current situation of separation/pending divorce has seriously made me question the whole concept of marriage altogether. The fact that divorce is such an easy option in this day and age, combined with all the "equal rights" stuff makes it seem pretty pointless to me; for too many people vows mean very little. With the easily available divorce back door, the whole thing to me has been reduced to a worthless paper exercise.
I'm actually getting, if there is such a thing, a "good" divorce; it is very fair indeed. But all the reading around on these and other boards, I feel I am in the minority. I have no desire to have any more kids, so I can't really see why I'd ever commit on paper again. I'd love to have a great, loving relationship again one day....but I just don't see what signing a bit of paper and making vows that can easily be broken (and potentially being taken to the cleaners) really means these days.
In times gone by, people had real hardships, reasons to stick together. Today, in the "Entertainment Tonight" culture we live in, many people have a slight disagreement, become "So miserable", blame it on the other spouse....and pull the plug without a second thought. People really don't know what the meaning of miserable is these days...we've got it too easy.
I don't wonder why I did get married...but getting divorced and having my eyes opened has really changed my whole mindset.