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Is marriage an arrangement no longer worth entertaining


Has marriage outlived its purpose? Its meaning? Cheating is rampant. Divorce is the norm. Split households with time-share parents is at least half the American family arrangement. Men marrying men. Women marrying women. Does it make sense to marry anymore. I am happily married 20+ years now, but do I want my children to marry? With marriage, my son risks losing all he works for to someone else. My daughters risk rearing their children solo. Divorce is expensive. Families are living apart. Has marriage become obsolete in today's close-nit world?

 
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4 years ago
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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I'm not sure what u mean by "the norm to [me]..." In my 1st marriage, I did everything to make it work. My wife refused sex, spending time w/me & would go weeks w/out a word. It is not always both people at fault. She never remarried. I did.


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Suzette Walker (suzettenaples) says

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    I understand and empathize with your thoughts. I worry about my children and their future romances. Marriage, like employment, seems less likely a long-term endeavor than in years past.

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Yves (savvydating) says

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Thank you for your nice comment. I do need my wife; she is my best friend. And you are right, I lean on her and she does bring out the best in me.


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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    That is a valid point about repeat divorces. I know several people who have remarried and divorced again. Very smart observation. I do not consider myself one stuck in traditions, but I agree a mom & a dad make for a better family than not.


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Devika Primić (DDE) says

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    RealityTalk 4 years ago

    Very nice words. I cannot believe you will be without someone for long. My only advice for what it is worth: marry someone who is a best friend. Marriage based on sexual attraction or personal appearances tend to fail.