Cause and Effect on Marriage

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Marlene Kiser
Introduction to Composition
Lesson 25
Assignment 16
April 26, 2011

What is the meaning of marriage? According to Merriam Websters online dictionary marriage means “the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law.” Marriage is something no one should enter into lightly, it is considered as an intimate or close union. Most marriages don't always last, they do end in divorce. Some of the most leading causes in divorce are lack of foundation and lack of communication. A recent study shows that almost half of American marriages end in divorce. Why would you want to get married to someone that you have nothing in common with? Most marriages end because they don’t share core values, expectations,or beliefs. When you enter into marriage, sharing some of the same interest and passions can be important. How is a marriage expected last if the couple doesn't share any beliefs,passions,values,or expectations? Just what would the foundation of their marital relationship. Another common cause of divorce is lack of communication. Lots of couple's lack communicating when it come to making decisions. When couples are able to talk they are most likely to solve their problems. Disagreements due to lack of communication can often lead into arguments. Not being able to communicate can also cause financial problems. Communication is very important when there are children involved. Failure to communicate can lead to behavioral problems in children. At times like these children like to manipulate their parents. Communication is the key with any relationship,not just in martial. Make sure to avoid having a marriage end in divorce. Be sure the relationship is being built on a solid foundation. There’s no need to rush into a marriage,make sure your both ready. Talk about any and all problems you might be having,always keep the line of communication open. There’s no such thing...
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