I'm happily single, never married. I would consider marrying the person I fall in love with deep enough but do not feel the need to be married for the sake of being married.
I also joke that I am waiting to find my fourth beloved so that I can marry all four of my future wives together. (Muslim joke).
The reason I created the HappilySingle™ brand was to ridicule the fallacy of society's "Happily Married" marketing of an obsolete failure of an institution, marriage. 50% end in divorce as we all know.
I believe at least 25% others are having affairs. Another 12.5% are staying together unhappily for the sake of the kids, or out of fear, or because divorce would be economically impractical.
In my opinion, maybe 12.5% couples can fall under the happily married umbrella.
I would ask the married ones among you which category you fall under but for obvious reasons no one would be able to speak the full truth.
I do have dear friends here who are in beautiful open marriages. So, when I saw this article in The New York Times, I had to share it here and ask your opinions on all of these...the institution of marriage versus non-traditional marriages, non-marriage relationships (that often last longer than real marriages) or just staying Happily Single!
Tell me what you all think.
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