Generation X Lower Divorce Rate
Marriage is a commitment between people that supposed to last forever with each other.
A couple who gets married promises to each other that their marriage will be forever. Recently,
many marriages unfortunately lead to divorce. However, couples of “Generation X” still keep the
lower rate of divorces. The primary reason for lower rate marriages in generation X is the less
usage of social networks. Also, people born between 1965 and 1980 were taught that marriage is
an important commitment that should be made only once in their life. Lower rate marriages also
cause families to think about the kids, not only themselves.
First, social media plays a huge role in a lower rate divorces. People who were born
between 1965 and 1980 don’t use the internet as much as the other generations. Social networks,
such as Facebook is the main reason couples get divorced. Other generations use Facebook to
chat with their old friends from school or childhood. Most of the time, they find their love from
years ago and share mutual feelings all over again in which they destroy their marriage.
On the other hand, generation X do have social network account but they don’t use it as often.
Generation X people only have social networks because their children told them to make an
account because it’s fun. There was an article in the New York Times that over thirty-five
percentages of divorces are caused because of having a Facebook account. Having a Facebook
account makes the married couple more jealous and unsecured. People who use Facebook are
curious about their past relationships, and they want to check their page to see how this person
looks and how their life is going. Unfortunately, this leads to jealousy and when couple is jealous
sooner or later is leads to a divorce.
Second, lower rate divorce is also caused because couples were taught that marriage is an
important commitment that should be made only once in their lifetime. People who are
considered as a Generation X were taught from the beginning of their childhood until their
adulthood that a marriage is not a joke, but a serious church commitment in front of a God. They
were taught that whoever they want to marry, this person will stay in their life forever. That’s
why when couples get married they say a promise “do you promise to be to him/her a loving and
loyal husband/wife, to cherish and keep her/him in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all
others, to be faithful only to him/her as long as you both shall live”. According to the Bible, if
there is a divorce means the couple has committed a big sin. Generation X follows these rules
that’s why there is less divorce comparing to other people. Currently, marriage in younger
generation is just considered as a piece of paper. They don’t think about the marriage as a serious
lifetime commitment. Nowadays, females get married because they get pregnant so the baby can
have a father. Couples don’t have to be married in order to be considered a mother or a father.
Lastly, generation X keep a lower rate of divorces, because they want their children to
grow up with a mother and father living in one house. Families from the generation X group
want their children to live with a mother and a father in one house. No matter what
circumstances come, they want the family to be together for their children. When children see
their parents going through a divorce, their attitude and character change for the worse. Most of
the time parents try to hide their problems that they have with their spouse just because they
don’t want their children to know and get stressed about it. In other words they try to protect the
children. On the other hand, other people who treat marriage as a piece of paper think differently.
They get divorced and they don’t think about...
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