According to a study by the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University, approximately 8.1 percent of households consist of unmarried heterosexual partners, with census numbers showing that, between 19, the number of unmarried partners increased tenfold.
Generation Y-ers ages 18–29 represent a mere 8.9 percent of the married population of the U. See Newsweek In years past, couples might have been married before quarrels developed, but as an increasingly higher premium is put on one’s capacity for personal growth, along with fear that marriage can lead so quickly to divorce, some younger couples try to sort through their issues of compatibility for years before heading to the altar.
If you have been reaching toward your goal for six months or more, and still don't see the progress you want, then by all means, reach out for help. Caution, if you have been seeing someone individually for a few months or longer, you may find that your partner is resistant or even, intimidated to visit YOUR therapist.
Of course, most young people today consider relationships of more than five years or so almost like a marriage.
In working with the longterm unmarried set, therapists or relationship coaches often say they see more similarities to married couples than differences.
These are shallow and gamey and will NOT lead you to true love with your ideal mate.
You might be wondering, “Do I really need to go to a therapist to figure out why I’m single? So often, we are so caught up in finding the right person that we lose sight of why our relationships are not working out.
Balance between demonstrating interest and maintaining your composure is best.