I've always wondered why many of our grandparents are able to remain in loving marriages for 50+ years, whereas younger generations can barely make a marriage last 5 years. What is even more disturbing is how many young teenagers nowadays have random sex and meaningless relationships, which they somehow hope to turn into a successful marriage.
Is the concept of being truly romantic and intimate with someone too much to hope for nowadays?
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i think the concept of lasting marriages that are so great is mostly a myth. although there are older people who are in happy marriages for decades, there are also younger people who are as well. I think the number of these people in both old and young is relatively low.
i think most older people stayed in marriages even if they were unhappy, due mostly to the social stigma and pressure of separation and divorce. sometimes, as they got older and their spirits became more broken, they seem to "get along" better.
i also think a lot of younger people used to have random sex and meaningless relationships, they just didn't talk about it. it wasn't spoken of or public, as it is today. I think the main difference is the that the portrayal of relationships in the media has gotten more realistic to some extent.1