Marriage. To many people, when they hear those words an image of growing together as a couple holding hands comes into mind, or a wedding day celebration with family, music, food, and good times. For others, though, marriage symbolizes a horrible mistake, a mistake that can last a lifetime. In the my Take, I'm going to give 3 reasons why marriage is outdated and pointless.
1: Many marriages today are built on rocky ground
The majority of divorces are initiated by women and the most common reason given for divorce is financial situation followed by unhappiness with the relationship. Women were more likely than men to feel unhappy in marriages as well as wanting to break up compared to men, who prefer to stay together. This is not the 1960s where a man worked and was able to support a wife, kids, and have a house as well as a car, maybe two.
In today's world, both husband and wife have to work and most likely couples have debt, which is synonymous with the 21st century, this burden creates a recipe for disaster, which leads to the question of what is the point in getting married if couples are going to be burdened and struggle to afford a shoe box apartment or small house in a dangerous neighborhood that goes for over half a million dollars not including the other stresses that people face in the 21st century.
2: Half of children being raised today will witness the divorce of their parents...
...as well as almost half of children today not knowing who their father is, less than half of children in today's United States will grow up in a traditional style household. This leads again to the question of why get married when divorce is most likely going to occur. Why marry when a child can be raised by a non-married couple compared to going through a divorce.
No.3: This reason ties into the first reason: we no longer live in the 1950s era...
...and having multiple sexual partners is considered fine and even promoted as great, so what is the purpose of getting married when people are having sex with different people and the amount of sex partners is not looked down upon compared to back then. You can have 2 or 3 friends with benefits and it is fine, so why get married and go through the stress when divorce is likely? When we live in a world where people can live together and have sex with multiple people together, there is really no point to marriage. The world is already overpopulated and both men and women in today's world do not want to settle down...marriage is at a low.
This is my take please share your opinion on marriage.