Divorce is financially and emotionally traumatic, a serious concern because nearly five of ten marriages separate. Lack of communication in relationships is considered a major reason for marital divorce. A century ago, when many marriages were economically and politically motivated, conversation might have been less significant. In today’s society, however, most adults have free will to marry and subsequently divorce whom they please. Identifying the reason for this wall in communication is important, as divorce rates are continually rising. An essay has been published claiming to solve this gap in communication, stating that it stems from economic and political causes. Contrary, economics and politics have stimulated public and private conversation since before Alexander. More simply, differences in both gender’s expectations and purposes of conversation have created this barrier.
Politics impact the entire nation and influence the way families live. Aside indifference, there is a vast diversity of political opinions in our nation. After picking up a newspaper or turning on television, political controversy will be hard to miss. The government has the power to make laws and enforce them, impacting the every day life of a family. This unsurprisingly motivates conversation, whether commenting, relating, or bickering about political ideas and decisions. Consider how federal, state, and local legislation could affect a family’s most trivial or significant affairs. For example, there is a township law in contest that requires household recycling, or a proposed ban on firearms in the state. Politics are ever changing and never conforming, always driving communication.
Similarly, economics are nationally influential, impacting family behavior and stimulating conversation. Money has always been a critical resource for families and the country. All goods and services, public or private, are costly. A married couple has to cooperate to make financial decisions, like buying a house or new car. This also pertains to everyday decisions like what to buy at the grocery story, trivial, but conversational. Household income can also determine whether a couple decides to have children. Regardless of how wealthy a married couple may be, household economics are sure to create conversation. Like politics, international economy is also furiously debated and controversial. Although these issues may not spur dinner table talk, their consequences just may, like a rise in the price of gasoline. Economics are not causing lack of communication, instead promoting conversation.
Many couples marry because they share similar beliefs, but as time changes so do people. Importantly, conflict can arise from a couple’s economic and political differences. It is established that these subjects are very controversial and even could damage a relationship. Turmoil that continues over a disagreement might develop into improper communication, which should not be mistaken as a lack thereof. This relates more to verbal arrogance and misunderstanding. Despite contributing to the rising divorce rate, this does solidify that economics and politics do not cause of lack of communication.
Additionally, economically and politically arranged marriages are infrequent, but can’t be miscounted as a factor in lack of communication. The nation’s cultural, ethnic, and religious traditions are diverse, and some still practice arranged marriages. Many arranged marriages now are not politically and economically motivated, but religiously. In the past couples joined in marriage for external reasons, which could inhibit communication in a relationship. These instances are uncommon because of change in government and culture. Political positions and careers are no longer gender separated, actually depending on male and female candidates. However, other areas in the world have not adapted as equally, and arranged marriages are still prevalent abroad. To elaborate on how this could effect marital communication, consider those who practice polygamy, which seems atrocious to our culture. The infrequency of this practice in our country makes the idea of effecting marital communication in relation to divorce rates extraneous.
In conclusion, the suggestion that this gap in communication is caused by economics and politics isn’t comprehensive and mainly contradictory. Besides that, many couples rather prefer and expect small talk in relationships. Another explanation advocates that male and female conversation suffers similarly to cross-cultural communication. Understanding this problem is difficult, though, because it encompasses more than just human psychology. Cooperation to find a solution to the lack of communication in relationships is imperative while divorce rates continue to grow exponentially.