|What an interesting read! And I agree with what you say! Isn't it a shame that half of marriages fail? If there were 2,000,000 marriages in the U.S. in 2009, and half end in divorce, that means a million of them ended in divorce. How sad is that? Think of all the children from divorced, broken homes. My husband left me when my sons were 8 years and 6 months. Thankfully, they grew up to be wonderful young men, but this isn't true in so many cases. I agree with the reasons you said that marriages end. I would add to that the lack of commitment on the couple's part -- they go into marriage with the idea that if it doesn't work, they will just end it. I think another is just plain selfishness on the part of people, like, its my way or the highway. How do we stop the madness?
I love what you said about trying to make people conform to other people's ideas that they should get married. Most people will get married, but its not for everyone. You are so right that if you have to talk someone into getting marrying, its best to walk away. Not only that, but if you think you can change all their bad habits after marrying them, run away! It rarely happens!
There were several places where I thought some of the sentences could have been written a little better or where punctuation was left out. I'll just take this last paragraph and show you how adding the appropriate punctuation and rearranging some of the wording can make it easier to read:
When I saw a few days ago that one of the lead stories was George Clooney and Stacey Keibler breaking up, I thought to myself, "Why does this surprise people?" The woman is in her 30's, she wants a family I am sure, and George Clooney has no intentions to get married, at least that's what he has been saying for at least 10 years. I don't know why the lead story was not "Stacey Keibler Dodged a Bullet". She is not going to marry George Clooney, who doesn't want to get married by the way. She has a better chance of staying married to someone else rather than marrying George and then getting a divorce and possibly becoming a single mom. This is the way we need to start thinking about marriage, not "Poor Stacey Keibler. George wouldn't marry her." I want women to see the George Clooney Effect, believe what the man says, don't try to convince him of anything, and find someone who wants what you want.
These are just suggestions for you. I'm good at punctuation and grammar, so maybe this will help. Sometimes your sentences are a little long, and it might be better to make two sentences out of them and change the wording some. You can maybe compare my wording and punctuation in that paragraph to yours.
I thought it was a great blog with great things to say. You are definitely on the right track for having a really good and interesting blog!