For thousands of years until present day, the best way to officially be the partner of someone is marriage. People have been practicing marriage for a long time. It is the best act to celebrate the love of one couple until death tears them apart. However, people do not manage to keep the marriage promise forever. This situation leads to the phenomenon called divorce, which unfortunately is becoming more common than ever before, and it is drastically bringing new effects in the lives of those individuals involved. Some causes for divorce vary from couple to couple, but the most frequent ones tend to be, change of women’s role in society, lack of communication, and lack of trust in the relationship.
One significant cause that leads to divorce is the change in women’s roles. In the past, women depended only on their husbands’ earnings. Meanwhile, they had to do most of the housework. In other words, men took care of providing financially while the women would take care of the family. Nowadays, equality between women and men is less of an issue. Women can have jobs, they can earn their own money, and are able to finance their living costs. Meanwhile, men can do the same household jobs that women used to focus on, such as caring for children, washing, cleaning and cooking.
Furthermore, another major cause contributing to divorce is the lack of communication. Communication is very important, especially in relationships such as marriage. Imagine a football or baseball game; it is important for the players of the team to have effective communication between each other if they want to successfully run their plays. If they communicate properly they can win the games, the same way we can solve our problems in our relationships. Sometimes it can happen that the couples are not very talkative about their problems. Or it can be that they don’t find the adequate time to talk. As a consequence, these little problems can become huge hassles, resulting in divorce. It is important to have communication with each other because the more communication is used, the lower the divorce rates will become.
Additionally, another well-known cause of divorce is lack of trust. While you are living with a person, and sharing your possessions with your spouse, it is essential to have trust between each other. As Brinig stated, “The married person belongs to the spouse, to the family, to the shared idea of marriage, and to the surrounding community, and this linked network supports the marriage. When any of these links of trust weakens or fails, the marriage becomes less stable” (2). Once you don’t want to believe to each other, there are more chances for divorce. Also, cheating as a result of lack of trust can be one of the causes why people don’t want to believe in each other. Infidelity usually causes pain and suffering to the people involved and many marriages are not able to survive after it, even though some do. Frankly speaking, lack of trust can lead some...