"Getting" vs. "Being" in Relationships

Consider the amount of time, money, and energy that couples invest in “getting” married. Now consider how much of an investment people put into “being” married. The difference can be stark. The average wedding costs $20,000 and couples are given an average of 200 wedding gifts that are valued at $70 to $100. Not to mention the energy put into attracting a partner and dating, getting engaged and learning about each other leading up to betrothal. Once the big day is over what happens? Do partners spend the same time and energy continuing to understand each other when they are “being” married? Obviously, we can all invest a little more in our long-term relationships.

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