A good friend of mine soon to be married called me today. She was not bearing good news for she announced that as of last night, there will be no wedding. "At least not with that guy", she added positively.
I struggled with maintaining a caring but not pitying tone of voice, and the conversation went on. She is in a tough position right now since all her plans have crashed, at a time where everyone is getting back into their routine life.
Not to mention, that out of a class of 14 girls, she is the third girl to brake her engagement (all within 10 months)
I feel for her. And for the eight other couples I personally know that have broken their engagement too over the past year... (not to mention those I've heard of, but that I am not acquainted with). Among these couples, 3 had been dating for about a year if not more, 3 had been dating for approximately 4-6 months and 2 for less than two months.
Despite different stories and different backgrounds, they all ended up in the same situation.
Some blame the system, some blame themselves.
I wish to understand why and how broken engagements have become such a phenomena setting the tone of a tragic trend.