January 29, 2017
Do 50% of all marriage really end in divorce? Is the marriage rate up, or is it down? It seems that the world is more and more confused about marriage now than ever before. Here’s what we do know - the average for marriage has risen from 18 to late 20s/early 30s, and Australians now favour long-term de factor relationships over exchanging rings.
And it’s the same for Americans too, with roughly 25% of US millennials taking a stroll down the aisle, according to research from the Pew Research Centre. That’s a big change from 72% back in 1962.
Which begs the question: why are we so pessimistic about marriage? And does this mean we’re also ambivalent about long-term romance?
In this episode, Erik Newtown of The Together Show talks to use about his life as a former divorce lawyer, and why co-creating a long-term relationship requires work.