This is an interesting topic since we were just discussing marriage the other day with my friends, and a day later one of them found out his parents might get a divorce.
Originally Posted by jonathan7
If two people love each other and want to get married, I fail to see why that would doom them to failure.
I don't know about the statistics, but in my cynical world view life
happens, people drift away, you meet someone new who's fresh and exciting, feelings come and go -- and before you know it someone ends up cheating or hurt.
For me there is no such thing as "happily ever after" since we evolve throughout our lives and I honestly believe that most* are not content with having just one partner for the rest of their life.