Some of the respondents in the informal study cited the pressure to marry, as the reason for the failure of their relationship. The suggestion is that either they married too young, or got married to the ‘wrong’ person, or perhaps should never have not gotten married at all. However, these study participants felt that not marrying at a particular time in their lives, was not option.
Certainly now many people chose not to marry. Some remain in long-term, marriage-like relationships, while many do not. There is a greater sense of freedom with respect to how individuals pair-up.