My neighborhood was having a block party over the weekend. In the party, all the neighbors met and interacted with each other. It was during this even that I realized how irrelevant marriage is now days. In my neighborhood, there are twelve houses and of those twelve houses only five homes are headed by two adults that are married. The remaining seven include five households in where there is a single woman as the head of the house and two households with single men as the head of the house. So, it seems that even in a middle class neighborhood like mine marriage is becoming irrelevant. Do you think that marriage will disappear in a couple generations?
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I think it's just becoming harder for people to get married with all the options they have. I don't think it will ever go away. There will always be marriages. I don't think that people who are not married and are heading a household are bad people, perhaps life's circumstances just didn't agree with them. There have been so many times in my life where I wanted to have something happen a certain way, only for it to fall apart. I have become accustomed to doing things on my own and having to make alternate plans. Not every person plans to be a single parent, it's hard work. I commend anyone who does it because it's not easy.
But I am being careful with who I choose to date. I make sure they are a decent person, not someone who will just up and leave. Now there are no guarantees. Once I get pregnant when I decide to have kids, my husband could just up and leave. I guess we just have to realize that relationships take a lot of work. I think the major problem is that people jump into things so fast, and then give up because they feel like there is too much to unravel. That's at least part of the issue. There are a lot of factors playing into it. But I do agree with you, there are people who are just choosing not to get married. But I don't think it will go away entirely.0