Cougars And Marriage Vows – A Cautionary Tale

Be honest. Did you ever think, even for a moment, of becoming a run-away bride on the day of your wedding? Or was your head so lost in the clouds, you thought this happiness would last forever? According to a rather interesting story in USA Today, each year, loads of couples walk down the aisle even when they sense their relationship is doomed.Bride running away

The paper consulted several sources and found that a surprising number of brides and grooms-to be are none too thrilled when the wedding bells ring. Author Carl Weisman, whose in-depth interviews with divorced Americans are compiled in a new book, "Serious Doubts: Why People Marry When They Know It Won't Last," surveyed 1,036 people while researching his work and found a common thread: "They all ignored their inner voice," he told USA Today. "They knew it wasn't going to last."

Here's Weisman'stop 11 reasons why folks who wound up in failed relationships went through with the nuptials anyway. 

1. Did not want to be single anymore
2. Thought my partner was the best I could do
3. Thought I could change some aspect of my partner
4. Felt family pressure
5. For financial reasons
6. There was an unplanned pregnancy
7. To escape my family
8. Figured I could make it work
9. Partner pressured me
10. Wanted to have children
11. It seemed like the next logical step

Getting married is easy.  Staying married is a lot more dificult.

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