WASHINGTON (AFP) – It is by no means dead, but for the first time, a new survey has shown that traditional marriage has ceased to be the preferred living arrangement in the majority of US households.The shift, reported by the USin its 2005 American Community Survey, could herald a sea change in every facet of American life — from family law to national politics and its current emphasis on family values.
The findings, which were released in August but largely escaped public attention until now because of the large volume of data, indicated that marriage did not figure in nearly 55.8 million American family households, or 50.2 percent.
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Certainly, there’s a lot of reasons that this is the case. Point one being divorce, which tends to rip ex-husbands to shreds. Of course, there are a lot of other reasons as well. I prefer to think of it being a lot of people, men and women, choosing wisely. Just because two people don’t have a piece of paper doesn’t mean that they can’t stay with each other forever, will each other a mess of money, and make promises to one another.