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« Reply #9: October 24, 2007, 10:52:21 am »

I do think there needs to be a change on the *personal* level for many people.  I honestly think that too much emphasis is placed on romantic love.  That kind of love makes you feel all squishy, but it isn't going to keep the marriage going.  Marriages survive and thrive on the kind of love that changes diapers at 2:00 o'clock in the morning, not the kind that fills the bathtub with rose petals.

I agree that there is a significant predilection amongst people now-a-days to treat marriage as disposable.  I would suggest that this is a perspective that has come to pass in recent decades due to an industrial society with the attitude of, "Oh, well, it's broken.  Just toss it out and buy another one."

I find it ruefully amusing that we have laws against parallel polygamy and yet serial polygamy has become de rigeur.  Especially when you consider that of the interviews I've seen of parallel polygamists, and by this I mean those of the Mormon faith who agree to interviews, they seem by-and-large happier than others with a single partner. 

By the time I graduated high school I had been an unwilling participant in three divorces and a fourth well on it's way.  When my wife and I got married I made her a promise, "I am only getting married once this lifetime.  No matter what happens we work it out."  I have no intention of treating my wife nor my children with the kind of callous disregard and perception of inconveniance that so many seem to have for their marriage vows.  But then, I'm a romantic at heart, which, now that I stop and consider how I grew up, is nothing short of miraculous.
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