Though there was time where there were more stories about married couples lasting 30+ years into the marriage, weren't there also crappy marriages too?
For instance even though my parents have been married for nearly 30 years, it's far from the great marriage from fairytales. If my mother had a profession, didn't rely on my father for security and wasn't afraid of other people's opinions, she would have filed for divorce a long while back.
She puts on the facebook about him being the greatest husband and father but in reality it's all appearances. I'm wondering if back then some marriages were like that too... crappy and them only staying married for the kids, status, convenience, etc.
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Years ago, marriage was built on different principles than today's. Believe or not, marriage for "love" was not always the case back then. People married back then because they believed that the two of them were a good match to raise a family. "in the 1960's a full 76% of women admitted they would be willing to marry someone they didn't love." When women found a man who had a decent job, they'd lock him down and they'd marry.
You know when Japanese people view our culture and they see Americans who marry in their 20's, they think "why on Earth would they marry so young? they're just babies, how can they build enough money to raise a family? very irresponsible."
In their eyes, they're see someone 22 - 24 getting married like Americans would view someone equivalent as 12-14.
In conclusion, everyone defines marriage, happiness or love differently.. If the wife is content with her rule and feels happy or loved... than great. It may not reflect how you and i may feel but to each their own.1