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7 Reasons Marriage Is Falling Apart in America

John248 Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 7:04 PM
Not that I'm an expert, but my personal opinion on the matter is that the pill is probably responsible for most (if not all) of unplanned pregnancies. As for the rest of the article....very accurate. I'm 51 years old, I have three older brother who all have at least one divorce! I don't know if I'll ever tie the knot or not....and this article and at least one response are the very reasons why I often consider staying single.
Troglodite Wrote: Apr 06, 2013 8:41 PM
J248,

Six years ago, I married for the first (and, I am sure, last) time, at age 53. Both celibacy and loneliness got to be a drag, so I started to look around. Given the age range of the women in whom I could plausibly take an interest, children were not an issue, so I could afford to be a bit less picky. I found someone who, like me, had made all the usual mistakes and wanted to do it right this time. When she decided to join the Catholic Church after we got married (I am Catholic), I remember that her reaction to the lesson on matrimony was, "I've wanted to hear that all my life." Do not cheat yourself and some good woman out there out of happiness by staying single out of cynicism.
sammy25 Wrote: Apr 07, 2013 12:33 AM
Thank you very much for your post. It made an impact on me. It was the "Don't cheat yourself and some like minded woman out of happiness"...
It's no secret that marriage has been in decline in America, but most people don't realize how quickly it has been crumbling. The numbers are staggering and the sea change in attitude that has gone along with them would shock previous generations of Americans.

"In 1960, two-thirds (68%) of all twenty-somethings were married. In 2008, just 26% were." "To get a sense of how different attitudes were in the 1960s, perhaps this will do it. (M)arried women were asked, ‘In your opinion, do you think it is all right for a woman to have sexual relations before marriage...