Is marriage dead? In the past it was about offering financial security for the woman and providing a good house hold for children to grow up in but nowadays women are pretty much equal to men financially and people barely have kids anymore. I guess if you have kids it makes sense, but again it makes sense purely on a financial sense. I am not saying I don't still hold on to the idea of love and marriage it just seems very hard to phantom in the real world. Barely anyone has true love anymore. 50% of marriages end in divorce. I guess these thoughts are in my head since my Dad has been married three times already. I asked him father do you still believe in marriage and he told me only in a financial sense. He likes his new wife a lot obviously but I really doubt he loves her. It is just more convenience than anything in my opinion.
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I agree it's mostly for financial. But I also think that it encourages people to work harder and be more faithful. I'm not saying people in marriages don't cheat and become lazy, because they definitely do. But I've heard more than one guy say "yeah I've cheated on girlfriends, but I'd never cheat on my wife." The marriage part makes it a bigger deal. People are less likely to cheat when the commitment is that big. They're also more likely to try and work things out rather than just give up easily. Both of those things are especially important to women which is probably why women push marriage more than men do.2