Saturday, December 08, 2007

Essence of Romance

It's no wonder so many choose to fire the romance, destroy the unhappiness and then maybe going for a wedding decision:

-- Wood-burning fireplaces
-- A dinner under picturesque sunset skies
-- Out-of-the-way picnic
-- Maybe a gazebo overlooking to the ocean

Options surely abound! All above listed only a few ideas that come to my mind right now. Oh.. one second, let me tell that I'm not a wedding consultant:) But I wanted to put the fun and excitement back into the planning if you're with that mind;)

We know couples used to stick together for the sake of their kids. Well, here is another one 'very important' reason why you should stay together, a reason more important than the kids;)


A new study shows that when a couple divorces, the two resultant households use 53% more electricty and 42% more water than the pre-divorce household. Divorce also creates demand for more houses and apartments.

Research found that:

~ One-person households are the biggest consumers of energy, land and household goods, such as washing machines, refrigerators, TVs and stereos per capita.

~ They consume 38% more products, 42% more packaging, 55% more electricity and 61% more gas per capita than four-person households.

~ People living alone create 1.5 tons of waste annually compared with a ton by those in households of four or more.

I can think of lots of good reasons that people should work on their marriages before splitting up, but this isn't one of them.

Why not to make the best of a bad marriage in the name of being environmentally friendly?! Threat your marriage like your credit cards, and don't get divorced...for the sake of the planet!

Read the related article here.


  1. I know the reason why we stick together. We still love each other very much after 16 years of marriage !

  2. Interesting statistics. Well, only if people were that altruistic...

  3. @ Annelies: Congrat's! No doubt the Planet is very pleased about you and your happiness:)

    @ Hyderabad: I think if love exists, then surely it overcomes any walls, any difficulties...loving-kindness developing the mental habit of selfness or altruistic love starts 'always' at heart:)

  4. In the old days they used to say "two can live as cheap as one". Guess these statistics bear that out.