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Preston and Chantelle... [Jun. 27th, 2007|05:31 pm]
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So, Preston and Chantelle have, after “... much soul-searching and tearful discussions...”, have “sadly decided to end [their] marriage.” - BBC News: Big Brother couple end marriage

I cannot tell you how much this pisses me off. I am getting more and more fed up seeing people rushing into marriage, only to regret it months later.

“Marriage should not be entered into lightly, or without due thought, but with respect and with the intention of sharing in each others happiness.”
Marriage Ceremonies - Manchester City Council
“and therefore is not by any to be enterprized, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly; [...] but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God; duly considering the causes for which Matrimony was ordained.”
The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony - weddings.co.uk

Maybe I’m missing the point, but I’m seeing too many examples of couples (especially celebrity) jumping into ‘quickie’ marriages - possibly for publicity or fashion - only for them to split up “amicably” a short time later, and it both angers and upsets me.

Has the sanctity and commitment of marriage disappeared completely now?

[User Picture]From: moosical
2007-06-27 04:42 pm (UTC)
Grrrr! its so annoying ;( whatever happened to 'for better or for worse'...

it seems in celeb terms that seems to translate into 'until the media interest dies out and we're no longer making money therefore we'll split and get money out of renewed celeb interest' *cynicsm*
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[User Picture]From: moosical
2007-06-27 04:45 pm (UTC)
renewed celeb interest should have been renewed MEDIA interest x
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[User Picture]From: tean
2007-06-27 06:30 pm (UTC)
At least I can't be accused of that one ;)
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[User Picture]From: seren
2007-06-27 07:11 pm (UTC)
Perhaps I'm not one to comment on this subject.. but I'm quite sad that Preston and Chantelle have split up :( It's not even been 18 month since they first met, has it?!
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[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2007-06-27 08:07 pm (UTC)
It is sad, such a damning comment on modern society's throwaway nature that so many people take marriage so lightly. I sometimes wonder if we might eventually have a swing back to better values, like in the past - it's not outside the realms of possibility but perhaps we've swung too far on the swingometer of morality / immorality to come back to more sensible times.

As you know, I've not even had the chance to get that far - I just seem to pick the commitment-phobes! That's life, I guess.
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[User Picture]From: tazzy
2007-06-27 08:46 pm (UTC)
I do not know about the sanctity of marriage disappearing. Independent wealth of both parties, easier divorces and different cultural attitudes (lack of stigma regarding divorce).

I guess that cultural norms vary greatly with time... in the past the UK was much more promiscuous and then a lot more prudish (eg. Victorian). Tis the way it goes. I am with you though ...marriage is for life not just for the next photo-op.
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[User Picture]From: clhawks
2007-06-28 07:00 am (UTC)
They hardly knew one another when they got married, it takes years to know someone, trust them. It's just stupid to get married in a whirlwind and expect it to last forever...
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[User Picture]From: bj_world
2007-06-29 08:32 am (UTC)
Not necessarily. Within a week of meeting, my future husband to be be and I were living together. We were engaged two weeks after that. Married 18 months later but wanted to be married straight away (we postponed because the families went nuts). It was a whirlwind but, six years and two beautiful babies together, we are still together and very much in love. Sometimes you just know.
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