Re: Too many "me" generationers for successful marriage
Perhaps I chose the wrong words when I used "me generation".
It was not to point to one particular generation, but rather to the more and more prevalent feeling that everything and everyone must be about "me", or I'll just walk out.
There was no ill meant toward those who divorce, sometimes you are not even given any options for change. And I know the pain, having had my first wife, without even a prior hint of trouble, announce one night that she just did not love me any more, and was moving her stuff out the next day. No chance for even trying to solve whatever problems she perceived in her mind.
Yes, after 25 plus years, we still have some pretty heavy arguments, and sometimes one of us will say something that gives the other cause for a "what the hell is that about" moment, but there has never been the fear that anything will destroy our marriage, except for the mutually held idea that cheating would be a definite game ender for both of us.
As for the poster who said that people no longer have to take crap....there is always crap that must be dealt with. I'm not talking about physical abuse or tolerating cheating, just trivial crap that gets blown way out of proportion; like not making a big deal about a new outfit, or not buying a card for some occasion, or looking at an attractive stranger.