I was considering potential indicators of divorce, ones that would be visible even at the time of the wedding. Of course, at that time, most everything is thought to be hunky-dory and the honeymoon phase is in full swing; but is there something discernable that might indicate the long term prospects? After much consideration, I wonder if appreciation might be the ticket. That is, how much does she appreciate him and what he does?
Looking back on it, my ex was never really appreciative of me. As we proceeded into the marriage, she was less and less so. We all know what happened next. That is just one data point.
In modern times, many young women feel entitled. With such a sentiment, it is difficult to be appreciative of much of anything, especially a husband. He becomes an accessory and not something integral.
I am thinking that women need to feel appreciative to something other than the government or themselves (which they can’t really be appreciative too). It goes to the feeling protected idea. Perhaps this is the heart of it all.
Exit question — My Mom was very appreciative of my Dad. How about your Moms?