KC Avalon’s Daily Blog

Annoying Wedding Guests:
1 The people who refuse to stop clinking their glass for the bride and groom to kiss. Enough!
2 The person who keeps asking what happens with the leftovers. Did you pay for the wedding? Go away.
3 The person who cannot get enough to drink because it is an open bar. They want to get their money’s worth. Excuse me, you aren’t the only guest.
4 The kid that no one is watching. He or she is completely out of control and sugared up.
5 The person who drinks too much and makes a complete ass out of themselves. I just hope it didn’t make it to the wedding video.
6 The woman who knocks people over just to catch the wedding bouquet. She acts like a lineman on a football team.
7 The guest who brings a plus one when their invitation was just for them. The nerve.
8 The guest who shows up without a gift for the bride and groom. This event is not free.
9 The person who goes up to the buffet table before their table is called. Here piggy piggy.
10 The person who refuses to sit at their assigned table. Sit where you are told!

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KC Avalon’s Blog 3/5/20

I love to watch Married at First Sight. I always believed in love at first sight, but I wonder do arranged marriages work? I did some research:

1 India, Pakistan, China, and Japan still do arrange marriages
2 Our divorce rate in the US is 45-50%. The arranged marriage divorce rate is low around 6%.
3 Arranged does not mean forced. Both parties and the parents must agree.
4 Traits, values, and beliefs are taken into consideration when arranging marriages to ensure compatibility. Similar backgrounds mean that your heritage will be shared and carried on.
5 In traditional marriages. We tend to follow our hearts which statistics don’t support.
6 Romantic love can cloud our judgment and make us pick people that are not right for us.
7 Arranged marriage couples are more likely to look at marriage practically instead of letting passion lead them.
8 In either marriage, success depends on the work that is put in. Arranged marriage couples start out knowing that it will be a lot of work. Traditional marriage sometimes starts out physically with intense passion. When real life kicks in, couples can be surprised that they have to work to keep a successful marriage.
9 Connection and chemistry are great but in the end, compatibility is going to make your marriage last. Sometimes the chemistry masks the compatibility but eventually, you can’t deny the inevitable.
10 In arranged marriages, there are clear intentions and fewer surprises. Families are very careful in choosing an appropriate partner. Sometimes when we choose on our own, we should not be trusted to pick someone that is compatible, appealing, and wants the same things out of a marriage that we do.

I still have some doubts but am more open to arranged marriages. I cannot knock something that works. In my case, it was love at first sight and I have been married for almost 29 years. It is a lot of work and worth it.