Nov 18, 6:20 AM (ET)Complete story
By HOPE YEN
WASHINGTON (AP) - Is marriage becoming obsolete?
As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. More people are accepting the view that wedding bells aren't needed to have a family.
A study by the Pew Research Center, in association with Time magazine, highlights rapidly changing notions of the American family. And the Census Bureau, too, is planning to incorporate broader definitions of family when measuring poverty, a shift caused partly by recent jumps in unmarried couples living together.
Sometimes I think that what is/was so volubly praised is just bound to run out of steam. As with long-term avid distaste, the energy wanes.
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