Monthly Archives: September 2014

GigMasters.com Announces Major Category Expansion

South Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) August 08, 2013

GigMasters.com, the web’s top event booking service, broadens its offering by launching 15 new photographer and videographer categories. This is part of the company’s effort to be the one-stop source for finding and booking the best local event vendors. GigMasters’ strategic expansion beyond entertainment has propelled the company past 200,000 event bookings.

The company’s photographer and videographer launch comes as a follow up to the 26 new transportation categories GigMasters added in April of this year. The addition of transportation has already helped drive the numbers for the 16 year old company, as revenue generated from event transportation bookings has already more than doubled from last year.

“What other service can transport you to your event, get you on the dance floor, and provide a photo album of memories?” asks Marissa Latshaw, VP of Marketing at GigMasters. “We are thrilled to hit this milestone of 200,000 events and we’ll continue to do our part to make it easy for our clients to find the best local vendors for their special celebrations.”

As GigMasters adds more vendor categories, clients are using the service to book a greater variety of vendors for each event.

“GigMasters enables me to put out a request for entertainment to 10 vendors in the span of 3-5 minutes,” says Carolyn Miller, professional event planner and owner of Creative Celebrations. “Responses are always quick and direct, and quotes are simple and easy to pay. Whether I’m looking for a period pianist, a caricaturist, or an Elvis impersonator, GigMasters makes the entertainment part of my job a breeze.”

In addition to hitting 200,000 booked events, the company has seen 22% growth in booking revenue since 2010, and has generated $ 12 million for its members so far in 2013. These results are due in no small part to GigMasters offering a larger event vendor selection than ever before.

“GigMasters really is the preeminent online booking site. That’s apparent just from the amount of years that GigMasters has been doing it and the amount of vendors that are on there, successfully booking and earning a living,” says John Alden, professional DJ and GigMasters member.

Throughout the rest of the year, GigMasters plans to continue its expansion to include all types of vendors to service events.

About GigMasters

GigMasters.com is the web’s number one event booking service, guiding party planners and hosts to the right entertainment and vendors for every event. By combining the efficiency of the web with the personal touch of a private event planner, GigMasters has helped facilitate more than 200,000 event bookings: weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions and more. With the largest nationwide database of client-rated vendors and entertainers, GigMasters boasts 11,000+ members including live bands, DJs, wedding musicians, event photographers, celebrity impersonators, balloon twisters, stand-up comedians, jazz trios, photo booths, string quartets, soloists, limousines and more. The site, founded in 1997 by Kevin Kinyon and Michael Caldwell, attracts over 30,000 daily visits* throughout North America. GigMasters is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, TRUSTe, and is also a DigiCert secured website. For more information, please visit http://www.gigmasters.com/.

*Source: Google Analytics







Wedding Loans- Specialized loans for Special Weddings

Wedding Loans- Specialized loans for Special Weddings

“Marriage is an athenic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity–everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul”

This is how Thomas Moore describes the word wedding. Your perceptions about wedding may be similar or different to the one held by Thomas Moore. For some, wedding may mean a time for celebration, as they will be marrying the person they have chosen. You would definitely wish to celebrate it in the best possible manner filled with pomp and show.

Wedding is the biggest day of your life. You want the day to be perfect. Earlier, the parents used to bear the entire expenses of their children’s marriage. However, time has changed, now more and more couples are themselves taking up this task. Couples who are earning may not have enough savings to finance their wedding. Wedding loans can help you find the funds you have been looking for to finance wedding.

Wedding loan is a specialised loan that aims to cater to the borrowers who need finance for organising weddings or meeting payments of a wedding already held. Wedding loan works as a wedding financer, it offers fixed sum to borrowers to meet their wedding expenses. Majority of the couples incur expenses on wedding photography, wedding dress and bridal wear, reception, wedding cake etc.

Wedding loans give you the option to borrow either a secured or an unsecured wedding loan. A secured wedding loan requires a borrower to put a collateral such as car, house or savings account against the loan. Unsecured wedding loan is not secured by any collateral of the borrower. Unsecured wedding loan offers borrowers to borrow as low as £250 to a maximum of £25,000. Unsecured loan is best suited for tenants who do not have any collateral to put as a security. Homeowners can enjoy the benefits of both secured and unsecured wedding loan. Couple can use the money for whatever they choose.

Wedding planning is an important aspect you need to focus on before you decide which loan to take. You can enlist the help of any friends and family members to assist you with wedding planning. It will be helpful if you do wedding planning well ahead of the wedding day. Planning a wedding can help you in determining what expenses will be incurred.

The repayment period of a wedding loan is spread over a period of 5 to 10 years that makes it easier for borrowers to repay the loan. Planning for the repayment term with the wedding plan can be helpful. Wedding loan offers various repayment options. You can choose the one that you find the most appropriate and suitable. Keep the wedding expenses in control, as you have to bear the loan burden on your own.

Applying for a wedding loan online is the most convenient option available. Taking an online loan can help saving both the time and efforts of the borrower. You are just required to fill up a simple and short application form online. Online lenders will provide you with the loan decision within 24 hours or take a maximum of 72 hours. When shopping for a loan, always judge it by the total cost of the loan and not just the monthly payment. Collect various loan quotes from various lenders, which are available free of cost or for nominal fees. Make a thorough comparison between the various loan quotes and choose the one that you find most suitable matching your expectations and needs. Be sure to read contracts carefully, and be certain that you understand the terms. It become easier to get a loan when you have a good credit score. However, people with bad credit history can also get a wedding loan.

Wedding loans accompanied with a bit of innovative thinking, creativity and effort can help you make exquisite weddings, which remains talk of the town for the next few weeks!

Tips on Getting the Most Out of Digital Photography

Tips on Getting the Most Out of Digital Photography

Digital cameras now outsell traditional film cameras, but many consumers are unsure how to make the most of this relatively new technology.

From previewing and deleting unwanted snapshots to printing at self-service kiosks, digital pictures give us options we never imagined just a few short years ago.

FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Centers, which offer a wide range of digital photo-related services nationwide, share these tips on getting the most out of digital photography:

* Shoot: To get the best digital photos, plan to pack your manual with you on that next big trip. Today’s digital cameras offer a wide range of features that can help even beginners capture great images with a little help from the instructions.

One key to great digital photos is for both photographer and subject to stay still a little longer when snapping a posed picture. Digital camera shutter speeds can be a little slower than those of traditional cameras, so holding position just a bit longer goes a long way toward sharp photos.

* Store: Digital cameras store photos on digital media. This electronic film can hold dozens of pictures and can be reused over and over. However, avid shutterbugs may quickly find themselves with a full memory card or an overflowing hard drive. Using the Sony PictureStation at FedEx Kinko’s to burn a CD provides an inexpensive way to safely store precious photos.

* Share: Photo CDs are also great for sharing an entire photo album with family and friends. Other popular ways to share include e-mail, online albums, home printing and retail photo kiosks.

For scrapbooks, picture frames or other keepsakes, nothing beats real photo-lab quality prints. The Sony PictureStation offers a wide range of photo sizes and nearly instant prints. It also has easy-to-use editing tools for cropping, zooming and eliminating red eye.

In addition to photo prints, FedEx Kinko’s offers photo-related gifts and can even turn digital photos into canvas or watercolor enlargements suitable for framing.

BrideBox Canada Unveils, in Upcoming Canadas Bridal Show, Professional Wedding Albums Available Direct to Consumers


Toronto, On (PRWEB) August 14, 2013

Today marks the launch of BrideBox Canada wedding albums creation service, a design platform and full range of wedding albums for modern do-it-yourself couples. Leveraging a unique combination of an intuitive, inviting workflow and top quality production, BrideBox features a simple design interface, manual color correction by a photo editing professional and a range of high-end options for the finished product including leather binding and flush mount albums, delivering to the modern bride quality, cost savings, design control and speed like never before. Prior to the introduction of BrideBox, albums of this quality have only been available from professional photographers at premium pricing and with timely and complex creation processes; making BrideBox a first of its kind of offering in Canada.

In less time than the reception, couples can create a wedding album that recalls all of the magic and happiness of their wedding day. The free, downloadable design software available at http://www.BrideBox.ca employs familiar drag-and-drop navigation and guides the user through wedding-ready templates, adding photos, effects, text and artwork. Once the album design is finished, a ready-to-print file is auto-uploaded to production, but not before each image is color corrected manually by an editing professional, ensuring the final product is a flawless reminder of the special day. BrideBox uses the highest quality printers, professional photo paper and binding materials in each album, and offers a range of album styles to reflect each couple’s personality and budget.

Marina – A luxurious flush mount album, Marina features a leather or photo cover, hand-crafted binding and 20-80 sides. Users have a variety of options to choose from as they customize their album, including leather engraving and pearl paper. Marina is available in three sizes, 10×10, 12×12 and 11 x 14.

Anza – Anza is a classic flush mount wedding album featuring a rich black leather cover in a 10×10 format with 20 or 30 sides. Images are printed on professional photo paper. Text engraving on the leather cover is also available.

Lake – The Lake album is top quality with high-end features and complete flexibility, This unique and affordable wedding album is available in three sizes, 8×8, 10×10 and 12×12 and Lake can be extended to include 20-80 sides. Images are printed in silver halide professional photo paper, ensuring they are crisp and clean.

Mason – A modern and stylish photo book, Mason features thick, completely lay-flat paper and a matte or glossy wrap-around photo cover. Offering 20-80 sides, Mason comes in 8.5×8.5m, and 10×10 sizes.

“A growing trend, couples are receiving digital images as a part of their package from their professional photographer. According to research, nearly half do not order an album from their photographer therefore had no options for a professional quality album. BrideBox was designed for this modern bride who is looking for a high-end album with a do-it-yourself design option,” Bryan Passanisi online marketing manager at BrideBox. “Newlyweds deserve the ability to preserve the romance with the best design and materials available without worrying unnecessarily about the costs. BrideBox is a perfect way to collect those memories in a wedding album that lets families relive that day over and over again.”

BrideBox is available today, at http://www.BrideBox.ca and will be presented to the public in the upcoming biggest bridal show in Canada, on September 6, 7 & 8, Canada’s Bridal Show Metro Toronto Convention Center (booth # 2429).

About BrideBox

Bride Box is devoted to helping couples design their own wedding albums without sacrificing the top quality materials and photo finishing that mark a professionally produced album. BrideBox combines years of wedding photography expertise and a proprietary process that gives consumers access to products previously only available through photography professionals. The BrideBox line of wedding albums offers unmatched quality, combining the benefits of technology with the skills and individual attention of imaging professionals.







Leave Guests with a Lasting Impression by Giving Something Special to Take Away from an Event

Sterling Heights, MI (PRWEB) February 15, 2010

Create This! Event Favors & Gifts (http://www.createthiseventfavors.com) is celebrating its first anniversary. To celebrate, Create This! Event Favors & Gifts is offering 15% off its already discounted prices for purchases $ 50 (promotion code: CT060907) or more. Create This! Event Favors & Gifts are a part of the Create This! Event Planning & Management group whose mission is to create captivating weddings and events that are a true reflection of its clients’ personality. Create This! Event Favors & Gifts online store will leave a lasting impression with its incredible selection of wedding favors, baby shower favors, place card holders and more. Customers can count on Create This! Event Favors & Gifts online store to stay on top of the steadily evolving trends as well as, carry the most stylish, affordable and unique party favors. http://www.createthiseventfavors.com.

If it is a dream wedding, a super sweet 16th birthday party, or celebrating a golden anniversary, give guests something special to take away from an event. Remember, when planning a wedding or other special occasions, the little components count as much as the larger ones. Another area where one can make an impression is the place card table; it is the first place guest stop and it is ideally placed at the entrance way of the reception area giving guests a hint as to what to expect as they proceed into the reception. One way to dress up the place card table is choosing the right place card holders or place card frames. Create This Event Favors & Gifts online store specializes in many stylish and unique place card holders to pick from.

About Online Favors & Gift:

Create This! Event Favors & Gifts was launched in January 2009 with the goal in mind to create a wide variety of unique and elegant event favors for all kinds of stylish affairs. Create This! Event Favors & Gifts is a part of the Create This Event Planning & Management group who has over 10 years experience in the wedding and event planning industry. Create This! Event Favors & Gifts is backed by expert and friendly customer support and offers 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of its products.

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Create This! Event Favors & Gifts

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Can You Save A Marriage Alone?

Can You Save A Marriage Alone?

The unfortunate question asked by the plenty of people. Today, many couples are facing some or the other problems in their married life. The first few years of married life are cheerful, but after some years, problems may arise due to conflicts along with bitterness and some misunderstanding. Generally, nobody directly thinks of breaking a marriage as it is hurting to both the partners. Every couple tries to find out some ways to resolve the problems in their married life and save a marriage.

Once you agree that there are some problems in your married life, you may need to think and find the reasons why. Off-course, it will be just like a one-way traffic and it is quiet difficult that you alone should try to improve your relations. Your partner should equally respond to your efforts to save your marriage. However, you must make some efforts to find out the problems in your married life and develop some qualities within you to maintain better relationships.

The first step you may need to take in order to save your marriage is to bring back the spark in your relationship again. It is very important to spend time with each other. You may use this time to relax and enjoy in each other’s company and recall the moments that you had spent together.

This may help to do away with the misunderstandings and resolve the conflict if any. You should show deep love for your partner and make him/her feel how much you need him/her. Love is an important bridge in a married life that may keep the couple bound together. You may send a romantic message to your partner or arrange for the romantic outings.

Self-assessment is a very important solution to the question can you save a marriage alone. You should be able to realize your mistakes and develop ways to improve your behavior. Avoid the things that may hurt your partner. The conflicts in married life may be due to ego or some misunderstandings. Hence, you should give away your ego and should take an initiative to resolve the problems in your married life. You should be ready for the compromises it demands.

Good communication is a very important factor for developing healthy relationships. You should share all your problems, expectations and feelings with your partner. Communication is not limited to just talking with others, but you should be able to listen to your partner and understand him/ her. The most important thing is that you should fully trust your partner and have faith in your relationship.

Keeping the marital relations alive is very challenging. Always remember that during the course of time, both the partners may change. It is also very important to learn how to deal with these changes. Off-course, it requires efforts and cooperation from both sides. But, you can take an initiative from your side and start to work on the problems in married life.

If you are still wondering, can you save a marriage alone, and then the answer is yes! You can save a marriage alone if you are ready to put in some efforts first.

True love is something that can happen.

True love is something that can happen.

True love is something that can happen no matter the circumstances of the situation. Whether you are a poor beggar boy chasing after the heart of a princess, a chivalrous and courageous Knight immensely in love with the queen that you’ve vowed protection to, or whether your families are hated enemies of one another, it is possible for love to take root and blossom. It also could be the simple attraction to what we cannot have, the forbidden. Regardless of the reason, love of these kinds has spawned off wonderful and inspirational stories. Stories about such couples as Aladdin, Sir Lancelot, Romeo and their lovely ladies have all helped to keep the dream alive. It is the dream that love, although forbidden, or seemly impossible, with great sacrifice is achievable.

“I can show you the world shining, shimmering, splendid. Tell me princess, when was the last time you let your heart decide?” Aladdin and Jasmine will forever be remembered by their magical carpet ride across the night sky, through the clouds, and over the lighted desert city of Agrabah. This Middle-Eastern based romance is only a cartoon, but it does illustrate clearly the aspect of forbidden love. Aladdin, a poor beggar boy from the streets of Agrabah, wished to prove to everyone that he was much more than what they thought he was, a “street rat.” One day, he helped a young girl in the market place and he began to fall in love with her, not realizing her true identity in the beginning. The young girl in actuality is none other than the princess of his kingdom, Princess Jasmine, and fortunately for him she returned his love. Although the princess could only wed a royal suitor, Aladdin believed that someday he would be able to have his princess. As luck would have it, a mysterious old man took him to the incredible Cave of Wonders, in search of a magical lamp. Aladdin used this lamp to free the genie inside. With the help of the genie, Aladdin was able to save his kingdom from impending doom. This act off goodness convinced the Sultan that Aladdin was a worthy suitor for his daughter Jasmine.

King, Queens, and Knights in shining armor are all that a great epic romance needs to be successful. One such story is that of Sir Lancelot and his love affair with the very queen he swore protection to, Queen Guinevere. Guinevere was the beloved queen of King Arthur, the founder of Camelot. As the champion of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere and premiere Knight of Arthur’s court, Lancelot was an unstoppable warrior. He almost never met defeat and quickly defeated all comers in or out of armor and regardless of the number of his foes. However, he was defeated, but only by the power of love. He was unable to control his love for the queen of Camelot and she returned his love, making it harder for either of them to deny it. They felt this love so strongly for each other they were willing to destroy all that King Arthur had worked for during his entire life, just so they could be together. Lancelot was Arthur’s best friend and most trusted knight, and Guinevere was his wife and his queen, yet they continued their relationship together. Camelot fell, as they knew it would, and feeling the guilt of it, Guinevere and Lancelot decided they must separate. Lancelot became a monk and lived as a penitent until his death, and Guinevere did nearly the same. She went to a nunnery spending the rest of her life in repentance and serving God, hoping for forgiveness for what she and Lancelot had done. An unfortunate end to such a romance, but a tragedy such as this immortalizes the tale for all of history and the days that precede it.

“Oh Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love and I’ll no longer be a Capulet. `Tis only thy name that is my enemy. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet must be the most famous romantic couple of all time. Their love was forbidden by social status. Their families did more than not approve of their love for each other; the Montagues and the Capulets were archenemies. Even though centuries of hate ran through their blood, the love of their hearts cleansed the hatred with every beat. It is sad their lives would not last as long as their love. Romeo, hearing that Juliet was dead, went to see for himself and he found it to be true. He soon killed himself beside her body, not wanting to live another moment on this earth without his beloved Juliet. After he died Juliet awoke from her induced comatose-like sleep to find Romeo committed suicide because he thought she was really dead. Juliet, overwhelmed with remorse for causing the death of her lover, killed herself as well. Both Romeo and Juliet choose not to live life without the other.

These tales are only a few examples of forbidden love. It is not that clear whether any of these stories are fiction or non-fiction, but one thing is for certain, many people experience forbidden love like this. Love finds a way and with that thought, cannot be erased by laws or rules. It is the fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of grief. Love is the power that motivates hope, and hope is what makes us live today as if tomorrow were yesterday. Aladdin and Jasmine, Sir Lancelot and Lady Guinevere, and Romeo and Juliet all saw this and chased their love and proved that even the most forbidden of loves is possible as long as they are willing to sacrifice.

The Varying Emotions of a Rose

The Varying Emotions of a Rose

Because of the aesthetic qualities the flower holds, it has been a number one choice as an object to convey the expressions and emotions of beauty, passion, respect and the most important of all; love. Love ranging from the love from a parent to their child, among friends and of course who can forget the love from one person to their significant other.

There are many flowers that convey the expression of love of on to their significant other. The most commonly known flower is the rose. Belonging in the genus rosa this flora is the most versatile way to convey one’s varying range of emotions and expressions depending on the pigmentation and arrangement of the flower.

The crimson red is red as the color of the blood flowing through one’s veins that all eventually end up at the heart; the heart that which society has defined it simultaneous with romantic love. The red rose has been a popular choice as a gift for one to another to convey their feelings of love from one to another from special days such as Valentines Day, birthdays, and anniversaries to even casual days just to remind their significant other that they love them.

The red rose also has additional meanings corresponding to the amount of stems that is received by person. A dozen red roses convey the message “For the dozens of ways I love you.” Two red dozen roses express the meaning “For each and every hour of the day I love you.” Three and four dozen red roses proclaim the message of “True love” and “Unconditional love” in the respected order.

Red isn’t the only color that a rose can have. Colors can range from pink, white, yellow, purple, burgundy, orange and even the once impossible blue. The pink rose can mean a variety of expressions depending on the shade of pink it is. In general the pink rose symbolizes grace, sophistication and elegance which were certain attributes that young women from the Victorian Era, where florigraphy originates from, were trying to achieve. A darker shade of pink can also mean gratefulness and appreciation and a lighter shade of pink can express admiration and sympathy. The pink rose can also symbolize the love within friendship.

The white rose means innocence, purity, friendship, reverence and humility. The yellow rose can express the emotion of joy and can mean friendship or platonic love. It can also have a negative emotion such as jealousy and can also mean infidelity. An orange rose symbolizes enthusiasm and desire. The purple rose can convey the message of protection usually paternal love. The burgundy rose holds the meaning of beauty and therefore a favorite among mature women. The once non-existent blue rose which is now a possibility due to hybrid and genetic engineering holds the meaning of mystery as it used to never exist but was however substituted by dying a white rose with a blue dye.

In relation to this is the black rose which can symbolize hatred and death but can also mean positive meanings such as rejuvenation and rebirth. However unlike the blue rose this rose does not exist. Roses that are called a black rose are just a very dark shade of red.

Nearly 100 artists confirm the participation of Unknown Festival; Best Foreign Exchange.com offers the best rates for Croatian Croans during the 5 day musical and beyond


London Uk (PRWEB UK) 2 September 2014

After a successful maiden show in 2013, Unknown Festival will return to Croatia in early September. “Unknown will take place at the purpose built Amarin resort, situated in the picturesque town of Rovinj in Northern Croatia, where rolling hills and crystal waters abound with secluded forest areas, strung hammocks and secret stages, delivering a wonderland of adventure for the entire week (expected to be) from Monday 8th until Friday 12th September 2014.” Reported e-festivals on 12th August 2014.The organizers confirmed the participation of nearly 100 artists and announced the list is still growing.

“Croatia is a wonderful holiday destination and a week long concerts, forest, boat and island parties in Rovinj will be the best way for party goers to sign off the summer.” stated Trevor Samuel, the Marketing Manager, BestForeifnExchange.com.

Expecting a large participation of British music lovers and party goers, Best Foreign Exchange.com will offer the best exchange rates for Croatian Croon during the autumn. “We are well aware that many festival-goers will be travelling across the continent. To meet the needs of such travellers we offer unbeatable exchange rates for Euro, Polish Zloty, Check koruna, Hungarian Forints and other European currencies,” said Trevor.

About Best Foreign Exchange.com

Owned and operated by Thomas Exchange Global, BestForeignExchange.com offers the most competitive exchange rates in London and customers that reserve currencies online will be assured the same exchange rate until close of business on the particular day despite any adverse fluctuations. They stock the widest range of foreign currencies in London with over 120 types of foreign bank notes. All foreign currency buy/sell transactions are free of any commission or charges.

Thomas Exchange Global also offers International Money Transfer Service where funds can be remitted to overseas bank accounts within 1 to 2 days. With commission free service for transfers over £10,000 backed by competitive exchange rates, customers are assured of a better deal and a substantial saving compared to banks and money brokers. Thomas Exchange Global branches are located at Strand, Victoria Street, Liverpool Street, Hammersmith, Cannon Street and Wormwood Street.







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The Plain Truth about Marriage and Divorce

The Plain Truth about Marriage and Divorce

When two people are in love, all that seems to occupy their thoughts is the desire to share the rest of their lives together. This romantic notions often lead to the altar, and eventually to having children. Marriage is traditionally considered a bond bound in heaven, a contract between two people who commit to stay together “…through thick and thin, through sickness and in health.”

Having their own family becomes the next greatest blessing that may even be seen as more joyous than the actual wedding. As a family, they share life together, with all it joys, sorrows, and everything in between. The enjoyment of each other’s company becomes the hallmark of their family.

But due to unfortunate events, some marriages do not last forever. Some fairy tales do not end with “happily ever after.” It is a fact that many couples do have differences that later turn out to be irreconcilable. Rather than endlessly be stuck in marital discord, some feuding couples see separation, annulment, or divorce as the only solution to end their fractured relationship.

Many marriages end up in divorce because when two people get married, they do so without thinking of the enormous responsibilities and challenges that come with the marital contract. The sheer number of drive-in marriage booths in Las Vegas clearly point out the rather low regard people place in the institution of marriage. How would you like an Elvis impersonator officiate in exchanging your vows? Many people actually got married that way in Vegas. Britney Spears married her old friend from school, and after less than forty eight hours, she got divorced. Other reasons for the high number of separation and divorce include cases of adultery or concubinage.

Naturally, separation and divorce brings untold anxiety not only upon the marriage partners, but often, more so on the children. Having a divorce can be both unpredictable and scary, for completing this whole process means the destruction of the whole foundation of the family —not to mention the staggering costs of alimony and child support. Anxiety is present in divorce discussions, since the couple are not in good terms. A marital crisis is a family tragedy that would require years of emotional healing, if only to regain the self-esteem and stability of every person in the family.

Perhaps even more that the two involved in the marriage, the ones who need emotional healing the most are the children. Children are the least prepared to face serious emotional and psychological trauma. Parents with divorced parents are almost stricken with anxiety. The stress is often seen in their poor performance in school and melancholic behavior at home. With low self-esteem, many teenagers from broken homes resort to drugs and join gangs to find a “substitute” home or family. In any case, emotional healing is crucial if children are to be prepared or rehabilitated from the emotional scars that were brought about by their parents’ failed marriage. While keeping the marriage partnership intact may be the ideal, sometimes the avenue of divorce is taken by couples to prevent their children from becoming “collateral damage” in a situation where parents are constantly fighting.