The Role Of Divorce In The United States

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Divorce rates in the United States are high due to a loss of passion of love. “Historian Stephanie Coontz (2005) argues that divorce is in part driven by our powerful attachment to the belief that marriage is the outcome of romantic love” (Chambliss 274). Many people get married thinking that they found their soul mate, but is that the case? People expect to have this perfect relationship with one another. This idea of a perfect love is portrayed in the movies we watch and the books we read, it blinds us into believing it. We see people in these movies that live in a fantasy world that they have a love so strong that nothing can break that love, that’s what we want in our lives. Our expectations are high due to movies and books, which make