Student Creates Wedding Dress Out Of 1500 Divorce Papers
DIVORCE PAPER WEDDING DRESS – A 15-year-old art student created a wedding dress out of divorce papers as a warning to those rushing marriage.
With a dash of melancholic irony, Demi Barnes made a wedding dress out of 1500 divorce papers. The art piece brought awareness to the issues of rushing marriages.
Rushing into things is generally not the best idea, especially when it comes to a potential lifetime commitment such as marriage. According to an article from Frasercoast, a study revealed that couples who dated for 2 years had a 20% lower chance of divorce than those who dated for a year.
Meanwhile, couples who were together for more than three years were 50% less likely to get a divorce. However, these statistics are not a perfect estimation as there is still no prescribed amount of time when talking about a lifelong commitment.
In Sweden, Norway, and France, 75% of couples lived together for a period of years after before getting married. However, almost 50% of those couples ended up having a divorce.
The key takeaway from this is to think things over. Marriage isn’t only a piece of paper you keep in a folder somewhere collecting dust. Furthermore, staying in a committed relationship without marriage isn’t necessarily a bad thing either.
Based on an article from the Guardian, the decision of whether a young couple stays together in marriage depends on why they married in the first place. Kate Figes, author of Couples: The Truth, said most young couples over-romanticized the notions of having a soulmate. Meanwhile, others marry for security, a better life, or a more financially stable lifestyle.