Are most of today's marriages a relationship of convenience?

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  1. souvikm16 profile image73
    souvikm16posted 5 years ago

    Are most of today's marriages a relationship of convenience?

    With an alarming increase in the number of Divorce petitions being filed by today's generation, I wonder if marriage in today's world has indeed been reduced to a matter of sheer materialistic aspirations!

  2. ctanner1966 profile image61
    ctanner1966posted 5 years ago

    Sadly I think that many people fall in love, or rather think they are in love, and make the step to get married.  After a short amount of time they realize it was just lust, or something else that placed them in this situation.
    Though marriage course before you get married are offered, they won't help if you feel at that point you are madly in love.  Perhaps a test of love would be a better option.  Some sort of trial where you have to stand beside your mate through hell, and if you still feel the same way, then you know you are in love.

    1. souvikm16 profile image73
      souvikm16posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting observation!

  3. Moms-Secret profile image81
    Moms-Secretposted 5 years ago

    I don't think so but people are treating it like a goal.  They tell themselves they are a certain age and have no husband or wife yet like something is wrong.  Or they settle in with a woman they do not want to marry and are 'surprised' by a child, then they decide to settle and often get married because that is the only thing left.  I guess what I am saying is that marriage became a cheap goal and has been approached from a not so great angle.

    1. souvikm16 profile image73
      souvikm16posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! I agree to your view!

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I don't think so. I think people fall in love and marriage is a way of building a solid foundation for the future.  When people are really in love material things mean nothing...people tend to think they can live on love which they quickly find out is not the case.

    I think people tend to quit things when they get difficult, it gets hard and instead of fighting for the marriage, they divorce.  Very sad, especially if one partner wants to work on it and the other wants out.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I think people get married for much the same reasons as they always have. In fact, I think people marry for love more now than in the past, when there was more pressure by society to marry, and women were more dependent on males for financial support. Because those factors are less prevalent now, it's easier to end a marriage.

    I don't think it's all bad, people are not forced to stay in a bad relationship. However, they know going in that there is an escape clause for that "death do you part" business.


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