I can’t say that marriage has become a thing of the past, but I certainly can say that lasting marriages has most definitely become a thing of the past. Growing up I can remember this turning into the divorce generation, for the longest my parents were the only married couple I knew.
I remember watching things take a turn for the worse until ultimately they too ended up getting divorced. I thought if my parents can get a divorce after being married for over 20 years, what does that say about marriage as a whole. What’s more is that, not only do I see failed marriages amongst family and friends, I constantly see it in the media as well.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are black celebrity power couples (that in my honest opinion seem to stay together longer than any other race of celeb couples) that are still married and have been married since forever. Couples like Barack and Michelle Obama, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Denzel and Pauletta Washington, Omar and Keisha Epps, Beyonce and Jay Z and Snoop Dogg and Shaunte Broadus have been together for years so I am not saying that it doesn’t exist. What I am saying is that it is becoming less common to stay married and more common to divorce.