The podcast attached is admittedly long. But it follows the traditions and changes in the institution of marriage throughout the centuries. Once seen as a way for powerful families to forge alliances and laborers to secure a partner in the family business, it is now seen as a partnership, in which each member hopes to grow into their best version of themselves. But this new way of looking at marriage, according to the researchers in the podcast, is very new. Marriage has evolved significantly since the 1970’s, and marital satisfaction is often tied to pre-marital expectations. To listen to this fascinating analysis, go to: https://www.npr.org/2018/08/13/638202813/you-2-0-when-did-marriage-become-so-hard
Is Marriage Harder Today than it was for our Predecessors?