I know that in the last decade my views on marriage have changed to say the least. I’ve meandered from the picket fence theory to more of a progressive view of finding a partner that I can actually enjoy life with. I’m not a traditional woman so that traditional script left me feeling like an alien. I’m interested to know how others see this sacred institution.
With all of the debates about the availability of single black men, and the unapproacable attitudes of single independent successful black women can we still make it by the old-school norms? Even couples who have tied the knot will admit that the living organsim of their marrige does not resemble the “dream”.
Our Society has shifted in other areas, but many still hold on to that same blueprint. Can a traditional marriage survive and thrive in an ever changing society with expanded views on sexuality and gender roles? Has shacking up stolen some of the thunder of the real thing? What does Marriage mean to you in 2010?