Peaches Geldof says: "Every friend of mine has parents who are divorced. I didn't go into it [marriage] with Max thinking, 'This is going to last forever'.
Don't those two sentences sum up the values by which many exist in today's society?
[old git mode] When I was growing up in the 1970s I don't recall any of my friends' parents being divorced. Yet today, the majority of my friends have gone through a divorce. My sister doesn't seem to have a single friend who hasn't been divorced.
So is it any wonder that teenagers like Peaches Geldof seem to regard marriage as the equivalent of a new dress - something you cast off when you get tired of it. Marriage isn't like that. It involves commitment - in sickness and in health, through good times and bad. The institution of marriage forms the bedrock of our society. When we start treating it as part of the throwaway society we are in deep trouble.
That is not to say that some marriages won't inevitably end up in the divorce courts. We don't live in a perfect world. But somehow we have allowed a generation to grow up without understanding what marriage really means [/old git mode]