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deadaluspark wrote

Well considering in the US its basically just a fucking tax document that gets you some tax breaks on your kids, it boggles my fucking mind that it's still taken so seriously in the US. My only guess is religious people, but it's like they don't even get that the spiritual aspects of marriage have been almost entirely removed and replaced with buying a bunch of shit you don't need and hoping the tax break you get covers it all.

Nope, you'll still be paying off that stupid fucking wedding when you're divorced.


Catsforfun wrote

There is a huge social/cultural component to it; it's not just about taxes. It's highly romanticized and often expected. And yeah consumerism sunk it's teeth into marriage like it did everything else.