Marriage Quiz #5: How long will your marriage last?
So, you’ve married! Congratulations, Mazel Tov! It was a long road getting here…so how long will the ride last? Perhaps that’s a bit of an abrupt way to put it, but if you’re married, then chances are you’ve thought about that at least once.
Some people stay together for 60, 70 years. Some have all the marital staying power of Henry VIII. Which is the case for you? Tolerance, compatibility, maturity, economic viability—all that and more can play a role in staying together or going Splitsville.
We’ve all heard the statistics about marriage being ‘under threat’ in one fashion or another. Divorce rates have skyrocketed since the 1950s. As stated earlier, marriage is increasingly a game for those that can afford it.
What’s more, there is evidence to suggest a gender gap. Not only have are more women attaining higher education now than ever before, ladies are finally outstripping the lads, with many colleges graduating more female students than male.
Over time, this could translate into more women in white collar, higher-paying jobs, while fewer men have the grades, money, or societal motivation necessary to successfully make it through college. Gone are the days of Austen, the Brontes, or even Sylvia Plath, where ‘getting a man’ was ‘expected’ (and often demanded) of a young woman.
Today, well-educated, economically-liberated women have far more options now than ever before, and therefore can afford to be choosier and take their time when selecting partners. On the other hand, you might just meet the man or woman of your dreams and be ready to go.