Analysis Of Will Your Marriage Last? By Brooke Lea Foster

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According to the article, “Will Your Marriage Last?” by Brooke Lea Foster, there are many factors that come into play when it comes to having a happy, successful marriage and avoiding divorce. On the other hand, Foster states that there are more factors that may distress a marriage thus leading to divorce rather than maintaining a happy marriage. Some factors that lead to divorce are interracial marrying, moving in prior to marrying, and having a child (Foster 107). I can agree with Foster that it is surprising to find out that moving in with your partner prior to marriage would lead to feeling like they are forced into a life long commitment rather than choosing to be in one. I find this to be extremely surprising considering that living together before marrying would be beneficial in seeing whether the partnership would work out. Bringing a child into marriage can do 1 out 2 things, and that is strain the marriage or enrich the marriage. This is so because, a child may bring stress, less quality time between the couple, and new responsibilities to the marriage. On the contrary, many may argue that having a child will enrich the marriage by fulfilling the desire of wanting to …show more content…
It is very difficult to keep a marriage intact, happy, and healthy when there are a lot of negative aspects in society. Some including: culture, religion, and education. However, not all couples are to get divorced because of these reasons.
Works Cited
Foster, Brooke Lea. “Will Your Marriage Last?” Washingtonian, 18 Dec. 2012,
Freyne, Gail Grossman. "Traditional Marriage Needs Fixing." Eureka Street, vol. 25, no. 17, 31 Aug. 2015, pp. 47-49.
Groot, Wim and Henriëtte Maassen Van Den Brink. "Age and Education Differences in Marriages and Their Effects on Life Satisfaction." Journal of Happiness Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, June 2002, pp.

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