1. How old are your "peers", and how long have the marriages you know of been lasting?
The statistics on divorce rates are the testament in themselves. I'm not buying that the majority of married couples are happy go lucky for very long. And you have to factor in the longevity of the marriage, as the longer time goes by, the better chance of divorce. It's pointless, and ultimately turns something that should just be about love and commitment into a legal obligation that you can't get out of. Yep. Totally makes sense.