The news of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' impending divorce is all over the headlines. Most will say that they saw this fateful ending a mile away. There are several reasons why we didn't have too much faith that Kim and her hubby would be celebrating too many anniversaries. Some obstacles were obvious, but other issues brewing beneath the surface are just as relevant to their break-up. You don't have to be a famous millionaire to identify with the problems these two have had in their short romance. What have we learned from this couple who's saturated headlines for months?
Monkey See, Monkey Do Never Works…
First, older sis Kourtney gave birth to little Mason. Then little sis Khloe married beau, Lamar Odom. And poor little Kim was left out there, without a baby or a man to call her own -- desperate to keep up with the Kardashians in her family. Women often feel pressured to marry and/or have children---especially when their peers begin pairing off and producing offspring. Trying to keep up with others' lifestyle is a surefire recipe for disappointment.
Me + You = Me
It's also been rumored that Kim's obsession with fame and her businesses also contributed to their troubles. There's nothing wrong with being driven in your career or striving for personal goals. But if you're planning a life with someone, it would behoove you to consider how your future spouse will fit into your master plan.
Who's the Breadwinner?
Some have claimed that Kim was upset about her new husband's unemployed status. This may or may not be true. But it's no secret that financial strain is one of the biggest threats to a happy marriage. When the shift of financial power in a household changes, you can bet that other (potentially uncomfortable) changes will follow.
In Hollywood it's nothing for a couple of celebs to meet, fall madly in love and plan a fairytale wedding -- all within the span of three months. It's only natural that we questioned just how in love Kim and her new husband were. There's always a little trepidation when a couple decides to wed after a short period of time dating. We could assume that Kim's marriage was a knee-jerk reaction to being single. There are tons of reasons why people rush their relationships: peer pressure, biological clocks, or loneliness. Whatever the motive, the end result often involves romantic regrets.