Is marriage still a relevant concept in 2021?

Is marriage still a relevant concept in 2021?

Marriage might just be the one thing that all the cool kids are NOT doing.

Is marriage still a valid and relevant concept in 2021
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Growing up, we believe that marriage is the end goal.

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That growing old alone is the worst possible thing that can happen to a person and that you are nothing without someone to spend the rest of your life with.

Or that's what every book, series, and rom-com will have you believe.

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So much so that being single is often used as an insult!

"How can you even function on your own?"As if you need another human being to survive.

But as the decades pass, these ideas have become outdated and archaic.

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We've moved on to polygamous relationships becoming more mainstream and so the idea that every person only has one partner, or that you have to be legally bound to them, is becoming less popular.

Is it because we view the girlfriend/boyfriend dynamic as less of a commitment?

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As we know, relationships in Hollywood are almost always doomed no matter how long the couple has been together or how perfect they may seem. One day we wake up to the shocking news that they have decided to "part ways".

What is quite interesting is that some of Hollywood's longest-lasting couples aren't married.

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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together since 1983 and they aren't hearing wedding bells anytime soon.

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But they are not alone in their non-marital bliss.

Believe it or not, Oprah and Stedman Graham have been together since 1986 and got engaged in 1993.

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However, the wedding never happened:

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Is it just easier to be with someone for years and years without getting married and when things go bad, it's just another break-up, or do you take the leap, get married, and face the possibility of divorce?

Stacey and J Sbu asked KZN this question and the response will surprise you.

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