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27 Factors Hurting Modern Marriage

From Glam Divorces to Love Phobics Like DeAnna Pappas

— November 4, 2008 — Lifestyle
Why don't modern marriages work? Even the Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas, broke off her engagement this week. A sign of the times?

OK, so you can't really compare a relationship like the one DeAnna Pappas had with Jesse Csincsak; after all, she was essentially forced to choose one of the men cast for the show. But still, even in the public eye, when the world is watching, people can't make a marriage work. Just look at Madonna and Guy Ritchie.

Is it because modern women are too focused on career? Is it because younger generations don't have enough life experience on their own, living at home until they're close to 30, then moving out for the first time when they get hitched?

I argue that one of the most influential factors in broken marriages today is the fact that divorces are so accepted. Younger generations almost assume they will get married at least twice in their lives, making divorce sound more like a hoop you have to jump through to find Mr. or Mrs. Right.

Below is a slideshow of some of the things illustrating how accepted divorce has become.
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Cutting Houses in Half
Cutting Houses in Half
Extreme Divorce Settlement Avoidance
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Commercial Breakups
Commercial Breakups
Microsoft Dumps Seinfeld from Ads
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Online Divorce Feuds
Online Divorce Feuds
Air Your Dirty Laundry On YouTube
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Girl Scouts Gets a Face Lift
Girl Scouts Gets a Face Lift
Now Topics Include: Teen Pregnancy, Divorce and Bullying
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Worldclock Offers Real Time Stats
Worldclock Offers Real Time Stats
Birth, Divorce, Prisoner, Immigration Rates And More
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Artifacts of Ex Lovers Exhibit
Artifacts of Ex Lovers Exhibit
Broken Heart Museum
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Divorce Club in China
Divorce Club in China
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Calling in Lovesick
Calling in Lovesick
Paid Time Off After Breakups
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Onstage Catharsis
Onstage Catharsis
Madonna Dedicates Song to “Emotionally Retarded”
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In Japan: Retire, Get Divorced
In Japan: Retire, Get Divorced
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Ex-Boyfriend Jewelry
Ex-Boyfriend Jewelry
Sell What You Won't Give Back
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Open Celebrity Divorce Trials
Open Celebrity Divorce Trials
Christie Brinkley's Public Divorce
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'Life's Short. Get A Divorce'
'Life's Short. Get A Divorce'
Edgy Billboard Encourages Divorce
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Text Message Breakups
Text Message Breakups
Finlands 'Sexiest Man' Dumps Girlfriend via SMS
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Dejected, Dysfunctional & Dumped Love Hearts
Dejected, Dysfunctional & Dumped Love Hearts
Bittersweets
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Love Patch
Love Patch
The Cure Of A Broken Heart
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Unwedding Rings
Unwedding Rings
Stop Asking the Question!
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eBay Revenge
eBay Revenge
Ex-Wife Airs Husbands Dirty Laundry
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Capitalizing on Rising Divorce Rates
Capitalizing on Rising Divorce Rates
Wedding Ring Coffin
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Overnight Kit For One Night Stands (FOLLOW-UP)
Overnight Kit For One Night Stands (FOLLOW-UP)
Ho-On-The-Go
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Professional Divorce Photography
Professional Divorce Photography
Cherishing the Last Memories of Your Hated One
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Death and Divorce Jewelery
Death and Divorce Jewelery
Gisele Gann Mourning Designs
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Vindictive Celebrity Exes
Vindictive Celebrity Exes
Lindsay Lohan's Ex Sells Her Naughty Photos
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Custom Voodoo Dolls
Custom Voodoo Dolls
Replicate Your Enemies and Exes
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Naughty Net Revenge
Naughty Net Revenge
Payback Videos for Exes
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Buying Real STDs Online
Buying Real STDs Online
Revenge Crabs
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Unwedding Celebrations
Unwedding Celebrations
Divorce Cakes
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