Which do you think is more realistic, humane, and sustainable? The American cultural expectations of marraige or the French model? The French marry for economic and social security, and fuck for love (the way nature intended), recognizing that people and circumstances change, but that they and their children's future economic and social security depend on maintaining the home base. The American version is predicated on what I believe to be an ill-advised, unrealistic, and punishing fairy tale that requires one or both parters to die a little every day to keep up the facade, denying their own needs and natures (often everything that made them attractive to their spouse or partner to begin with) for an all-or-nothing suicide pact. France has a 7.5% lower divorce rate than the US. DivorceMag: World Divorce Statistics What do you all think?