The All-Or-Nothing Marriage
Major historical shifts in the institution of marriage in America have produced two major consequences. First, the quality of average marriages has weakened over time. Second, the quality of the best marriages has strengthened over time. In tandem, these two consequences have pushed marriage toward an all-or-nothing state.
Dr. Eli Finkel is a professor at Northwestern University, with appointments in the psychology department and the Kellogg School of Management. He is a regular contributor to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. His research focuses on topics like interpersonal attraction, relationship maintenance, goal pursuit, and metascience.
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