Causing Problems by Making More Problems

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In Diane Ackerman’s essay Plato: The Perfect Union, she explains what Plato’s thoughts were on love. His reasoning was that soul mates exist in that one soul is literally split in half and sent to earth as two people to find each other and reunite their soul. In short, his theory is lacking in many areas; one being religious controversy. This also happens to have a decent point linked to divorce. One person can live his or her entire life and not discover the perfect one for himself or herself. One may fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after: the end, but sometimes that is not always the case. According to a pdf from, “In the United States, researchers estimate that 40%–50% of all first marriages, and 60% of second marriages, will end in divorce” (Unknown author, 41). It seems to be that divorce is where people go to for major issues, or even minor, concerning themselves and their spouse in many cases. However, this is not always the finest option. Divorce may cause more permanent problems than the ones that caused the divorce. The first reason divorce is wrong, would be that most of the time it is irreversible. According to Sharon Jayson’s article for USA Today, “About 79% of married couples who separate end up getting divorced.” This proves that divorce is serious. It has been quoted many times, “Never go to bed angry,” ( this saying from Ephesians 4:26 of The Bible, says so much in one sentence. This particular sentence makes it obvious that if you have something on your mind that is making you cross, do not go to sleep until it is reconciled. In the instance of married couples, it goes the same way; mend your problems versus allowing them to boil up inside and grow to an unreac... ... middle of paper ... ... lead the children to believe that the cause of the divorce is somehow their fault. Divorce is a tragic way to solve problems in a marriage. To avoid this, we must be wise in choosing our “soul mate.” We also need to anticipate that there will be issues and commit to resolving them the best we can. It may seem impossible at times, but there is always a way, and it does not need to be divorce. Plato had a good point in his theory. Maybe there should be soul mates. Divorce is not the solution in solving every marital issue and should be approached as a last resort, not the first. Works Cited n.d. web. 3 March 2014 n.d. web. 3 March 2014. Jayson, Sharon. Web. 24 March 2014

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