Marriage Is Not Like A Fairytale

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“To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God 's holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith to you.” These are what we usually hear in weddings when couples make commitments. However, these vows made are easier said than done. Marriage is not like a fairytale, which always has a happy ending. In fact, many couples have ended up divorced. Some people who get divorced may say that it’s the best to live their life separately from their former partner. But their children, unfortunately, become the victims of this decision. As children of divorced parents grow, they will develop negative emotions and behaviors. Often these children will perform poorly in school, have bad attitudes, and suffer from poor health. The best way to help these children overcome the effect of their parents’ divorce is through the state and school.
An article published in New York Times in 1920 defined divorce as the “legal separation of a husband and a wife that is made effective by the judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, where the marriage is dissolved. Divorce is distinct from marital separation in that separation of two spouses is not necessarily permanent” (“Divorces Increase”). Nobody goes into a marriage with the end goal being a divorce. There are many people who have tried various ways to reduce the divorce rate; however, these solutions are
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