Far too many people marry before they are emotionally ready. Unless people deal with their own personal issues first, any relationships they enter into will be in danger. Dr. Warren writes, "In fact, when a couple is not healthy, they will inevitably damage, and maybe even destroy, their marriage." These marriages often end in divorce, causing additional emotional pain for both partners. Before you marry, take time to know yourself and your own issues. Then invest time in understanding your partner better. Many engaged couples enter therapy before marriage to increase their changes for a happy, healthy marriage.