Reasons to consider picking a non significant date for your wedding
Marriage can be one of the most beautiful things in life. But lets be honest and open when looking at some facts!
So are you thinking of getting married? How about on a rememberable day such as Valentines Day, Xmas Eve, a family birthday etc..?
Now imagine you fall within the 34% of people of will be divorced before the 20th Wedding Anniversary and you then have to be reminded about the marriage failure every year on year. This is what happend to me! On holiday in Europe I proposed to my ex girlfriend on my birthday. Needless to say we never got married but once we split up it took many years before I could enjoy my birthday without this stain being connected with the day. Now I always recommend not to use special key dates to get engaged or married on. Yes we have to be optomistic about what the future holds but why chance something that happens to 1/3 of married couples. Don’t get me wrong I believe in marriage. It can bring couples closer, create an even greater bond and give children the extra security from a loving family home. I just now feel with such high failure rates it’s worth the consideration. Below are some figures:
The Office for National Statistics said there were 119,589 divorces in 2010 compared with 113,949 in 2009.
Other key findings are:
• The divorce rate fell in 2011 to 10.8 divorcing people per thousand married population from 11.1 in 2010
• 34% of marriages are expected to end in divorce by the 20th wedding anniversary
• The number of divorces in 2011 was highest among men and women aged 40 to 44
• The average marriage is expected to last for 32 years