Tuesday, July 10, 2007

People used to reach puberty at 13 or 14 and then they were married by the time they were nineteen or twenty. This allowed for 4-6 years of development and maturity and a chance to pass from adolescence to adulthood.

Now the average age of marriage in the US is 28 for women and 30 for men. Does that 15 year gap leave too much room between growing up and starting a life? Can too many strange things that creat ethe provervbial "baggage" occur to allow for stable marraiges? Is that why divorce rates are 55%?

Recent studies also show that about 60% of college graduate move home after school. Most stay 3-5 years.

What effect do you think these two things have on our society?