Marriage retreat may have hit bottom, with comeback on the way

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  • EthanX Moab, UT
    Oct. 15, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    I also wonder how much gay marriage affects these encouraging findings.

    Younger people are enormously supportive of gay marriage, and most know someone who is gay or lesbian. So when they see Bill and Steve, or Amy and Julia successfully cohabitating together without marrying, it sets the stage for them to do the same.

    But now that gay marriage is more common in more states, not only is that incentive not there, but they are all equally able to share in the emotional roller-coaster of marriage.

  • Ricardo Carvalho Provo, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 2:37 p.m.

    Maybe some of it is due to an increase in gay marriages.

  • Yorkshire City, Ut
    Oct. 13, 2013 12:18 p.m.

    I heard the other day that many couples who have been content to live together--and are now deciding to get married--point to all the Wedding ideas on Pinterest as the reason... :)