before 1990s ,divorce alomst did not exist in the society,but today,marriage last for more than 10 years extict,many young couples divorce within 3 months after marriage.,one night stand,cohabitant become previling, virgins before marriage even disappear
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I tHINK THE KEY REASON IS THE SEX LIBERATION, MARRIAGE BASE ON TOW FACTOR,ONE IS THE MALE ''S POWER STRONGER THAN WOMEN ,ANOTHER IS THE sex lockup，while the sex liberation destroy both of it
Here's some trivia you might be interested in:
Notice the best US marriages are in the Northeast, where people are more educated. Apparently, ignorance is NOT bliss!
Say Yes To Life, Are you saying you'd be better off moving from Hawaii to New Hampshire if you wanted to stay married? lol! Here's another stat, people with 2 legs get divorced more than people with one leg! Who knew?! :-)
dashingscorpio - people in the northeastern US place great value in education, and they tend to marry later in life. They also are more likely to have a high standard of living. In the south, which has the highest divorce rate, the opposite is true.
tuteramanda, It's unlikely that sex liberation affects the divorce rate. If anything it may cause a delay in getting married to begin with. For those incline to cheat they have always found a way to do so.
dashingscorpio ，sex liberation devalue the marriage,destroy the patriarchy ,if you experience several parterners,you husband or your wife just one of it,it may seems unimportant
tuteramanda, I disagree. Just because one has had multiple sex partners does not mean they see their spouse as just another one. People don't marry everyone they've had sex with! Their spouse must have been someone (special) to them!
Your statement, "people stayed together because they (needed) each other" pretty much says it all! Financial independence/higher wages for women and more sexual opportunities for men eliminated a lot of the "need" factor for both women and men.