The current rate of divorce in our country, for first marriages, has been and continues to stand at 50%. At what point will we seriously view this to be a significant social problem? Too much emotional devastation, through divorce, continues to negatively affect too many men, women, and, of course, children. I have heard many of my clients declare, “I think people need to know all this before they get married,” or “I wish I had known all this awhile ago,” and “I don’t know what happened or what to do. “”Marriage is a Business” was written to dispel the unwanted lack of information expressed in those statements and teach people how they can successfully enter into and maintain a marriage. Nothing more complex than that.
Our culture remains persistently unaware (or perhaps avoidant) of how few marriages last and make it to the traditional “til death do us part” wedding commitment. To achieve a lifetime of rewarding marriage, both partners need the tools, the commitment, and the discipline to integrate management of their thoughts, their feelings, and their relationship. I believe that with these elements in place, a marriage can flourish and bring much joy into the shared lives of committed couples.
“Marriage is a Business” is set for publication December 2012.