Valentine’s Day: A Symbol of Love, or Marriage … or Both?

Valentine’s Day: A Symbol of Love, or Marriage … or Both? | Katherine Miller

{3:15 minutes to read} As the romanticized holiday of Valentine’s Day approaches, I took an informal survey amongst my colleagues, comprised mainly of lawyers and other divorce professionals. Are people who get married on Valentine’s Day more likely than the general population to get divorced? In our unanimous opinion, the answer is yes. Valentine’s Day represents the over-simplification and romanticization of a long-term relationship and marriage. Disappointment and disillusionment often ensue from this two-dimensional approach. It represents a misunderstanding of what makes marriages work.

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