When the article talks about marriage in terms of "what do I get?" – the selfish motive of one person - it suggests a poor understanding of what marriage is which is a partnership. Many of my peers in their twenties repeatedly misconstrue marriage in this way. This thing we call marriage consists of two people, which makes it a partnership. Even in modern society today, marriage is still about what a person can give; you give, share, and dearly care for your partner every day for life, and it a natural exchange. Marriage is a kinship. When you meet the right person, these good behaviors appear consistently, each day in a good, stable marriage. And to respond to conventional wisdom about the poster, I live in a densely populated urban area, am young and liberal, and cherish traditional family values.
Modern Matrimony: Who Benefits the Most?
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