When you get married you think that it will last forever. This is even more true when you are married at a young age. Unfortunately there is a divorce rate of almost 50% at this point so not all marriages last. Here are ten things that Susie Moore of mindbodygreen.com learned from being divorced while she was still in her 20s:
1. Live in the moment: You never know what is going to happen or what challenges may come your way, so live like it would be your last day.
2. There is no such thing as a mistake: It is all a learning experience. Marriage is hard work and it is a great learning experience that will teach you about yourself and how strong you can be.
3. The big picture: When you are young, you cannot fully see the big picture. You are looking at the here and now and fantasizing about what life will be like in the future. You can never know what life has in store until you are living it.
4. It is okay to follow your heart: It takes a lot of strength to stay in a marriage but it also takes a lot of strength to leave one. Follow your heart and do what’s right for you.
5. Know when enough is enough: If you have worked and worked at your marriage but nothing is getting better, have the sense to know when it is time for it to be over.
6. Do what is right for you: Other people may think that you are crazy for some of your decisions but you need to do whatever is right for you.
7. Marriages that don’t last are teachers: They can teach you so much about yourself, your personality, your strengths, your weaknesses, and how you handle a challenge.
8. You can start over: It is never too late to try again. If you get divorced at a young age, there is plenty of time to start over again.
9. Risk equals reward: You can never fully appreciate a reward if you don’t take a risk to get it.
10. Happy ending: The ending to your marriage can be a happy ending even if you think that life is over at that moment. One door closes and another will open. It is all about how you make it.