Monogamy, the state of being married to one person at a time, has been in the news a lot. People are especially asking how to save it? Marriage is not working well.
Sexual infidelity is prevalent among relationships. The percentage is from 30%-40% in unmarried relationships. In marriages, almost two in ten people cheat. The data is relatively conservative from what I found. It is also not new for us to know, monogamy is not human nature. 42%-45% first marriages end in divorce in the United States, and it only gets worse (with 60% and 73% second and third marriages end divorce). How can people actually believe that they would be happily ever after at their weddings while the average first marriage lasts only eight years?
Believe it or not, there is one divorce in the United States every 36 seconds. That's nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year.
Now, society is concerning why millennials are not getting married? It is true, the percentage of adults ages 18 and older who are married has been declining over the decades from 72% in 1960 to 50% in 2016.
So, if more people are opting out of marriage and not getting married how about tomorrow?
I believe we are at a stage that heading to a post-marriage society. Where monogamy is not primary, it will still exist and still an option for many. But there are and will be other options that people can choose what works for themselves best.