WETZSTEIN: Why Americans put off marriage

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• There’s “deflated confidence” in the institution. Amid “bad” marriages and soul-sucking divorces, young adults are less optimistic about having a good marriage. Thus, the quest for a “soul mate” becomes even more pressing. A “soul mate,” after all, should always be loving, faithful, good in bed, wealthy, healthy and a good parent.

My reaction to this list? Relationship-skills education cannot be introduced fast enough.

Cheryl Wetzstein can be reached at cwetzstein@washingtontimes.com.

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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