Saving marriages before they start

Written by a divorce attorney and relationship expert, a new book strives to reduce the divorce rate by putting more effort into preventing bad marriages before they get started.

In Last One Down the Aisle Wins, Shannon Fox and Celeste Liversidge talk about the 67% of single women they polled who experience ‘aisle envy’ which is jealousy of being the bride.

From an interview on MomLogic:

ml: What are the dangers of marrying too young?

SF: The statistics clearly show that getting married too young puts you at greater risk for divorce. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, if you wait until after the age of 25 to get married, your chances of staying married more than double! The old “50 percent of marriages end in divorce” statistic is literally cut in half if you just wait a while longer to take the plunge. But even if you don’t divorce, by marrying young you’re inviting marital struggles that could be avoided or lessened by allowing yourself to mature and develop in important areas of your life.

Another huge danger in marrying young is that you will make an unwise choice in a spouse. You’re likely to marry someone you would never have chosen if you had waited. If you view marriage as a long-term prospect, it only makes sense to give yourself at least the majority of your 20s to get to know yourself better before you choose a partner. Not only will you make a better choice, but we guarantee you’ll be a better spouse.

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