permanence

by rantywoman

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kayhymowitz/2011/06/27/why-do-people-want-to-get-married-anyway/

For all its disappoints, then, marriage still strikes most Americans as the best hope for creating permanent connections. The fact that it doesn’t work out that way for so many couples doesn’t change the longing people have to feel like they belong somewhere with someone. They suspect living together is not the same thing, and they’re right; cohabiters break up at a far higher rate than married couples.

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