The divorce rate is high because people never really fully commit to one another. They half ass their intentions, half ass what they are willing to do for the other, choosing to keep themselves on one side of a wall and never crossing the river Jordan. Marriage is easy, so is divorce. Committing fully to the other with heart and soul is gone from Western culture. If I had children I would tell them the story about a man who fell in love a lot of times and was sadly disappointed every one of them. Love is dead in the human ethos. Sexual politics and carnal gamesmanship have taken root in current love affairs. My God, how will we go on? There will have to be a reawakening of the soul for us to continue this thing called life. I now quote from the band The Killers with their song, Smile Like You Mean It.
“And someone will drive her around
Down the same streets that I did
On the same streets that I did
Smile like you mean it.”