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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

MARRIED WITH CHILDREN?


A Pew Research Center survey on marriage and parenting found that Americans no longer believe having children is an important factor for a successful marriage.

Instead, sharing household chores, good housing, adequate income, a happy sexual relationship and faithfulness have outpaced the children factor by 3 to 1.

Couples say the main focus of marriage now is the mutual happiness and fulfillment of adults rather than bearing and raising children.

That attitude may be all well and good for the young Generation Next. But I guarantee any self-respecting, selfish "Q-Tip" in 2060 won't be singing that tune, especially when family caregivers are non-existent.

On a bright note - without all that baby-making going on - there might be a glimmer of hope in the future of finding affordable housing at the Shore (and no parkway delays getting there).

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Sick of selfishness said...

Who did they poll, I wonder? Maybe it was all the former reality show icoms from "Sweet Sixteen" and those horrid wedding day shows where the bride is Bridezilla. It's all about being selfish? Great.

Tue Jul 03, 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Click here for full story on survey.

Tue Jul 03, 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diana, are those your family members in those pictures? If so, there is some great genetics in your family.

Thu Jul 05, 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I suspect it may be both great genetics and great photography!

Oh come on, it's hard to be humble with such beautiful children, grandchildren and photography talent too ... :)

Thu Jul 05, 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous St.Thomas Tommy said...

Good let us talk baby talk-why is it that everyone in the cul de sac has to have a baby?

It is the in thing in a big city to be married without children

Why does it mean that you don't like children if you never give birth and are married?
You should not have them just so they can take care of you when you becombe an antique-most of the time they fly the nest and live too far away to do anything but pay your caretaker if they do that much

Thu Jul 05, 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not judge why married couples do not want children. However, if it wasn't for their parents who wanted children, they wouldn't be here.

Thu Jul 05, 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Blessed w2 said...

Some married couples can't have children...and have tried...and painfully were not successful. It's rude to ask "why don't you have kids"...

Fri Jul 06, 06:03:00 AM  

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