Too many prospective married couples simply don't know what they're doing, he says.
Dr. Neil Clark Warren, clinical psychologist and founder of the online dating site eHarmony, posted some interesting advice for lovers on Huffington Post today in an article, On Second Thought, Don't Get Married: "More than 2 million couples will get married in the United States this year alone. Several hundred thousand of these couples should reconsider, postpone their weddings or not get married," he says.
He points to research and statistics that we've all heard before: Too many marriages end badly, and in recent years, more and more couples are choosing not to get married at all, which is all leading more and more of us to believe that marriage is obsolete. But he draws a different conclusion: Marriage is still important, he says, but we just don't know what we're doing.
Warren points to a second set of statistics that shows 70% of adults under 30 still want to get married someday as proof that it's part of human nature to seek out a lifelong partner. And he also says that studies show people in long-term relationships enjoy greater life satisfaction than those who aren't. "So it's clear that a majority of us still crave to be married. It's like we are hard wired to search after that person with whom we can spend the rest of our lives—even in the face of these dire marital statistics," he says.
So why doesn't he want you to get married, again? Well, apparently he thinks that most of us are just choosing the wrong partner...
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