Why Do Some Marriages Fail?

869 Words Apr 11th, 2016 4 Pages
I want you to stop whatever you are doing and think with me for a brief moment; think about the common stereotype that hundreds of people have been brought up with, and that still to this day, remains active in influencing and shaping the way in which hundreds of people visualize happiness. That common stereotype that I am referring to is the sociologically driven belief, that in order to be happy, one must undergo the unpredictable union of marriage. Union, which in the eyes of many grants the involved parties not only the satisfaction, but the tools to live happily ever after. Despite this common stereotype that in order to be happy one must marry, it is important to state though many marriages turn out to be a catastrophe, many are indeed successful; and many individuals do find happiness, satisfaction, and life-long fulfillment through the religious or sometimes, so called, civil unions. But why then do some marriages fail? Why after the numerous examples of failure, do people still believe that in order conquer complete happiness, one must be bonded to another person through the promises standing behind weeding rings? Before moving forward with the explanation of what drives a marriage towards failure, it is crucial to understand what drives individuals towards wanting to marry in the first place. According to Triffin (2012), the idea of marriage gives an individual a sense of accomplishment. She states that "marrying gives a relationship more substance" (Triffin,…

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