Usually the thought of marriage comes with a connotation of spending forever with a special person, however, today divorce is at an all time high. Oklahoma in particular has a higher than average divorce rate. With divorce affecting all aspects of life, there is a significant effort to reduce these numbers. Everything should be done to educate couples and reduce the divorce rate in Oklahoma.
The human race began the practice of marriage in the time of the Egyptians. At this time marriage was about inheritance and property. It was not until the 18th century that people began marrying for love.Couples married young and stayed together for the remainder of their lives. Now a days marriage is becoming more of a milestone. It is a box that needs to be checked off by a certain point whether true love is involved or not. And because of this the divorce rates are through the roof. Until recently divorce was a rare occurrence and usually had to be approved upon by a religious figure. In recent years divorce has become a more prominent practice. Divorce used to be looked down upon and those who got divorces were considered at some level failures. This day and age divorce is widely accepted as a norm.
The data is grim when it comes to marriage and divorce in the United States and, more specifically, Oklahoma. “In the United states, researchers estimate that 40%-50% of all first time marriages, and 60% of all second time marriages will end in divorce” (“Impact of Divorce”). The estimated population of Oklahoma on July 1, 2010 was 3,687,050 people, and during this year the state of Oklahoma issued out 27,012 marriage licenses, however, it also authorized 19,589 divorce decrees(Marriage and Divorce). This means there were approximately three fo...
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...ticipate in because they feel it’s what they are ‘supposed’ to do at a certain time in their life, and this is a very sad thing indeed.
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