In news this week, one of our favourite celebrity couples – Heidi and Seal – split. After a seemingly perfect marriage (and a perfect body after all those babies), Heidi has filed for divorce and that is that.
The statistics in this country are something like 1 in 3 marriages ends in divorce which is quite astounding when you think of how many weddings we attend. My parents divorced when I was young and even now sometimes I wish they would get back together.
These days, all my friends are getting married and witnessing them walking down the aisle I can’t imagine their love for their other half ever fading…and I really hoping it doesn’t. I’m married, and we have two kids and it isn’t always easy and takes work but I can’t imagine ever being without him.
The wedding itself can blow any reasonable budget out of the water, and on many occassions if you can survive the stress of planning a wedding your marriage can survive anything. But do we put too much emphasis on one day and not enough on the rest of our lives?
This week we are talking about the high divorce rate, do you have friends who are divorced or are you divorced yourself? Or are you living happily ever after? Marriages used to last forever, why do you think that has changed? And for those of you who aren’t yet married, how do you feel about the issue? This isn’t a place for judgement, just an open discussion where every opinion is welcome.
What are we going to give away this week? One lucky winner will receive a Colour Me Happy Noodle Box from Rainbow Designs, it’s packed with lollies! Participate by commenting below. The winners will be contacted by email so make sure your address is current. Competition closes 31st January 2012 Midnight AEST. Australian residents only. Check back next Wednesday for a new weekly discussion.