Coming from a finance oriented family, I see life in dollar values.
As I was raised to.
So when people discuss marriage, I wonder why they also don’t discuss divorce.
The risk of failure is 50%.
We know this.
Yet, families still pay for weddings?
Of course, my dad didn’t because he’s smart, but other dads do.
And I don’t understand why.
Don’t they see their risk of investment is too high?
And we all know they don’t get their money back if the couple gets divorced.
So why pay for it?
I mean, if I had a rich dad I would rather he help pay for a down payment on my house.
That’s actually something that will last.
And yeah, I get it.
The idea of marriage is suppose to be hopeful and romantic, not realistic or logical.
And I know I sound like a jaded woman and maybe I am, but I hope I’m not alone in these thoughts.
Because people should really be thinking about this stuff and not just assuming marriage is some Disney fairytale where life becomes better and all your problems are gone.
I personally find marriage has the ability to amplify your problems if you’re not careful.
So why don’t people talk about it?