Ashley Madison Site The Latest Reminder That Good Marriages Can Go Bad
One story which has continued to stay in the news has been that of the Ashley Madison website scandal. Ashley Madison is a longstanding “cheating website”, where individuals who were interested in pursuing an affair could find a willing partner. Of course, as opposed to cheating, they sometimes like to call themselves a “married dating website.”
Their tagline is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Clearly, morals are disregarded with Ashley Madison users, which is why the public at large does not feel too much sadness over the idea that the identity of its users may potentially be made public. With 37 million users of the website, that represents a huge swath of the population, and an even larger number of affected individuals when you consider the spouses or partners on the other side of the equation. If the information is indeed made public, many such marriages may directly end as a result.
Of course, adultery did not begin with Ashley Madison, and nor will it end. The same goes for marriages which end in divorce as a result. However, it’s simply a very high profile and large scale reminder of what is going on behind the scenes in many marriages and relationships.
Good marriages can go bad, and they often, unfortunately do. Ashley Madison, as a service, and now as a news-worthy item due to potentially tens of millions of people being publicly exposed, simply reflects this.
That’s why it’s so important to protect yourself. While many people frown upon the mere idea of prenuptial agreements, it’s a very useful tool in looking out for your own best interests. It declares no ill intention, and is not a sign that things will end, or end badly. Merely, it’s a resource at your disposal to help guard yourself against the unknown.
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