Some people should refrain from marrying. Sunday I was most disturbed while watching “On the Case” hosted by Paula Zahn. This particular episode featured the story of Darren Mack, accused of killing his wife Charla, and shooting the family court judge presiding over their divorce.
Midway through the story Paula reported that one of their hobbies was “swinging.” I’m sorry, but in my mind this activity has NO place in holy matrimony. If you want an “open” marriage, why bother getting married in the first place? Open marriage=oxymoron in my book of life.
Another pet peeve of mine–people who marry with divorce in mind. If it doesn’t work out, we can always divorce. Divorce should be the last resort. What if there was no such thing as divorce? Do you think people would choose their mates more wisely? Or would it create a surge of crimes of passion? If you are not willing to work through your problems and put effort forth to make it work, do everyone a favor and keep your single status.
Last week my boss confided in me (why I was privy to this info sure beats me)about how he told his wife of 18 years he wanted her to move out. I was surprised to say the least. Usually the husband leaves the wife in the home. Since he was in a sharing mood, I asked him why. He said because she was “getting on his nerves.” Amazing stuff. That happens sometimes within the confines of a marriage. It actually happens more frequently than the unenlightened would imagine. And it only took him 18 years to come to the realization!
Man I love Nicki Minaj, I told her I’d admit it
I hope one day we get married just to say we f-cking did it
And girl I’m really serious I’m with it if you with it
Cause your verses turn me on and your pants are mighty fitted
These lyrics are from a song called “Miss Me” by Drake, which I do like. However, the above lines are just another example of society’s cavalier attitude toward marriage. The reasons he gives for wanting to take her on as his wife are because she’s good with words and wears tight pants. I know this is just a song, but I suspect there is more than a grain of truth in those lines.
All we have to do is look at Brittany Spears who married her childhood best friend for five minutes and other celebrities who marry and divorce based on lust and looks for more evidence of our shallowness. Is Angelina Jolie going to run off with Johnny Depp? They just made the movie The Tourist. Be afraid Brad, be very afraid!
Marriage is hard work. It is not always pretty. I’m afraid we’ve taken something beautiful and made a mockery of it. Death rarely does any union part nowadays. It’s really heartbreaking and makes me terrified of ever marrying again.