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