>The recent statistics show that over sixty percent of marriages end in divorce. Many of these divorces come from second and third marriages. What is divorce and why is it so prevalent today?
Fifty years ago, the marriage philosophy was quite different than it is today. When people made vows to be together ’til death do us part, it was not only a moral commitment but a religious rule. Even if times were tough, there was rarely talk of divorce and only in the extreme circumstances. A divorce is basically a legal process that dissolves the agreement of marriage and distributes the property among the couple. Some religions require a formal process to absolve the marriage under the eyes of God such as an Annulment.
Years ago divorce was looked upon as a last resort and was often shameful. Society and family members shunned the divorcee from their lives as if they committed a crime . . .