Originally Posted by publicme
I'm new to this site and I'm amazed at the high quality posts, over and over again.
The site is obviously biased toward making successful relationships and marriages.
But I'm curious whether there are characters here or websites like this one that take the opposite view, that is, espouse things like:
-All relationships eventually go downhill and typically can't be fixed.
-Marriage is an outdated institution and should be avoided.
-We need to learn to live alone and be happy individually.
You know, the really negative perspectives.
I would like to know not out of a deire to play such a role here but to discover a different model for relationships which reduces dramatically the incidences of all the problems people describe here. I mean after all, this forum itself portrays a very negative current situation which people have been working at for many years... fixing marriages and relationships.
Isn't it time for a totally new model?
IMHO, most people come here to vent like niceguy said and talk about potential solutions to what they're dealing with. They may not always like what they hear from others, but it provides them with information, advice, and input. You'll certainly find those who have very strong opinions about many things, but I have yet to hear anyone say anything really, truly negative about marriage as an institution.
I'm curious what your suggestion is for a totally new model...