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I see this too. It also seems that in the big picture, our values have changed and that kind of commitment is not valued as much anymore.
Excellent answer! People often choose the wrong life partner for themselves. They also don't believe they're "stuck" with their bad choices either and are determined to pursue happiness throughout their lives. "It's your life. take the wheel!"
Nevertheless you'd have to concede that 20 or 30 years is long-term. :-)
The word "term" means for a (time period). It does not mean forever or infinity. In my opinion anything over 20 years is a long-term marriage/relationship. :-)