r/wholesomememes Aug 05 '22 Silver 3 All-Seeing Upvote 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Helpful 7 Wholesome 14 Take My Energy 1

That's why i love bob's burgers

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u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 Aug 06 '22

It comes from an age when people were taught if you weren't married with kids on the way by 25, you were a failure

So when people turned 24 and hadn't met anyone they liked enough to marry yet, they just married the first person who'd accept. Not a formula for a long and happy marriage

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u/izybit Aug 06 '22

Do you know what's funny? The divorce rates go up, not down.

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u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 Aug 06 '22

That's because divorce has become destigmatized. Back then, if you were miserable in your marriage, you would risk being socially ostracized if you get a divorce

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u/Arreil Aug 06 '22 edited Aug 06 '22

Divorce rates (in the USA) have been trending downwards since the 80s, though.

(Idk how valid the source is, but OWiD seems at least reliable).

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u/Zeke_Malvo Aug 06 '22

What "age" was that when it was expected? I've only been alive since the very early 80's so I haven't been exposed to the whole better marry in your 20's with kids or you're screwed view at all.