Quick question: What do marriage, birthdays, christenings, coming-of-age, death and graduations have in common? They are all rites of passage. These are just a few of the momentous events in our lives that we have built traditions around. Those traditions may vary from person to person or faith to faith, of course, just as the list of rites of passage may shrink and expand over time. Who knows? One day the iPod Fairy may leave new earbuds under the pillows of children who have downloaded their first MP3.
In our last post, we were discussing Halloween and a Huffington Post article that posited an interesting theory. The author suggested that a couple's behavior on Halloween can predict how their marriage will fare over the next year. She gives a few examples of changes in Halloween celebrations that can lead to divorce.
Halloween is supposed to be spooky and scary, but in a good way, right? A Huffington Post article last week suggested that a couples' Halloween is a fairly accurate indicator of how the marriage will fare in the coming year. If the holiday is still fun, a couple should be okay. If Chicago's forecast of 39 degrees and clear skies is met by an arctic blast indoors, that couple could be headed for divorce in 2012.