Obviously there is a myriad of different answers to a very complex topic. Personally I feel that people are more about instant gratification and do "what ever feels good" nowadays than ever. For sexually adventurous people I can say things are better. However I also believe that many (if not most) men and women are engineered to have steady mate for their adult lives. However given the modern times we now have a very high divorce rate. I come from a very rare (and dying) family structure where my parents just celebrated their 35th anniversary. Their marriage wasn't always perfect and I remember a few years ago where their arguments got really nasty (and they were both threatening divorce). Than around my senior year in HS they somehow changed overnight. Their marriage is happier nowadays (still some squabbles here and there) but they both told me they are happy they kept it together.
Divorces aren't always necessarily bad. Sometimes people grow apart and/or are not compatible. However I feel it's a very sad that people don't even try at the first sign of trouble. It seem almost "hip" nowadays to get a divorce because the grass is always greener on the other side.
Most Helpful Girl
I agree with you on your statements. I would like to add that I think that the high divorce rate comes down to a few keys factors that are missing in relationships today. 1. Comprise. Relationships are unselfish! They are about give and take. They are about considering the needs of the other individual above your own. 2. Mundane. Long term relationships see the day to day. It's can be ordinary and even boring. It can sometimes also be extremely tough and difficult, even painful. That's life. but hopefully with the special person by your side, it will only make life more special!. Unfortunately for some, it just proves how wrong that person was for them. 3. Compassion- the ability to care for an individual other than self. These qualities I described came easily to our great grandparents generation. But to our generation of 'I' and instant self gratification. It is difficult for this generation.3
Most Helpful Guy
I would wager they are as bad as it has ever been and until there are some big changes in the dating and marriage arena things will continue to get worse.
Regardless of who or what is the cause of the discontent I think a lot of men are going to see women benefiting greatly at their cost and are going to blame women for all the problems. It's hard not to look at all the ways men have made room for women and now that it's women's turn to share in the sacrifice that comes with equality they aren't doing it and men are taking notice.3