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Taking the fun out of marriage

By Jennie Bristow  

Let's not turn marriage into an accredited course in responsible living

In the last decade, it seemed that marriage had become a purely personal matter: nobody really cared if you did it or not. I didn’t particularly like this “whatever” view of marriage, mainly because it goes with the idea that some form of commitment isn’t important in intimate relationships.

Recently, however, there has been a shift to the (in my view even less appealing) idea that people should marry purely for the lifestyle benefits. It’s better,…

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