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The problem is marriage is an outdated concept created as a type of wealth transaction between families. Love only came into the picture in the last 100 years. Plus we are living longer. It was one thing to be married until death do you part when you are considered old at 40 and are dead by 50. But these days we live until our 70's or 80's.
Biologically we all all programmed only to maintain a high sexual interest in a partner for a few years, the time when conception is the biological imperative. Staying married for decades on end runs against this imperative and a 50% divorce rate and a 25% sexless marriage rate is testament to this.
Porn is a multibillion dollar business because it taps into this by catering to married men's need for newness and variety in order to attain a high level of sexual arousal.
Marriage should be a 20 year renewable contract. 20 years being enough time to have kids and raise them up. After that renewing is optional without penalties or hard feelings should people refuse to renew.... and I think it would be an option few would take. We would all be a lot happier if we could have three or four close, longer term relationships in a lifetime instead of being trapped in one.
Last edited by Mr B; 12-11-2010 at 10:36 PM.