CNN has a report today which says the median length of marriages that end in divorce is now around eight years. The video report on CNN.com also notes that most married couples start to lose interest now after just three years. (The “three year glitch” – clever!)
The host and the two “experts” she interviews cite semi-fluffy causes such as Americans’ shorter attention spans and people getting married later in life. But the most interesting point, I thought, was the idea that it might be because of the way our access to one another has changed through technology. We’re constantly in touch with our significant others — but it’s through text, email, gchat, not real human interaction. Perhaps we’re forgetting how to develop a real relationship, face-to-face?