Is Marriage Completely Obsolete?

YourTango Expert Pat Love gives three reasons why more couples should commit to saying 'I do.'

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What's the purpose of getting married now that we no longer need each other to survive? People are already living together and even having children before tying the knot. Are you wondering if this makes the institution of marriage obsolete? YourTango is here to discuss.


In this video, therapist and YourTango Expert Pat Love says that. "If you're interested in being healthy, wealthy or happy ... then we know that marriage is a greater predictor of health, wealth and happiness." How, you ask?

Want to learn more? Check out the video above!