RealClearPolicy carries an article entitled "Make Marriage Great Again," it is a sentiment which COTTonLINE is happy to endorse.
More than a sentiment, it summarizes large swathes of social science research which point to marriage as one of the three prerequisites for upward mobility, along with education and jobs.
The DrsC have been married 45 years and counting. Most of the people we meet on shipboard, whose life success has been sufficient to afford cruising, are long married.
It isn't uncommon to encounter those married longer than ourselves. In other words, it works.