Why Marriages Fail

880 Words May 7th, 2013 4 Pages
Kyree Pope
Courtney Harned
ENGL 101
22 April 2013 Cause/Effect Critical Response Essay
Anne Roiphe, Why Marriages Fail
“Happily ever after” and “Till death do us part”, expressions such as these are losing their meaning due to increasing divorce rates. Close to one-half of all marriages are destined for divorce, which is the cause of 42 percent of children growing up in single parent homes. In every failed marriage or relationship, there are common causes for its failure. These causes will include lack of change in intimacy, test of endurance, as well as outside pressures, which could have just as great or a greater impact on the relationship. Due to the fact that one person within the couple
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Same sex relationships have caused the most controversy over the past year or so with the legalization of its marriages.
Overcome by the fear of losing our identities we tend to push away those who display too much affection. “To achieve a balance between separateness and closeness is one of the major psychological tasks of all human beings at every stage of life,” says Dr. Stuart Bartle, a psychiatrist at the New York University Medical Center. It has been proven that too much affection and intimacy causes the opposite of what is intended. In my own personal experiences, I have been a part of several relationships where the cause of its deterioration was overbearing love and affection. Without space and distance, there is no way possible one can understand the joy of missing a person. In order to have a good relationship, in my opinion the couple must grow, while maintaining individuality. Understandably, this would come with complications. The trick is to maintain trust, in addition to, respect for one another’s personal growth.
Infidelity has to be the most disgusting, despicable, unforgivable act that one in a relationship can do. “Dishonesty, hiding and cheating create walls between men and women.” Being a product of such an act as well as experiencing this in my own relationship, I am and will forever be against it. It is said that people make themselves believe that seeking another while still in a relationship will solve their problems. I

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