There was an interesting blurb in last Thursday’s USA Today’s “Snapshots” (Life Section, p. D1).
The Pew Research Center asked the following question:
Who is most satisfied with family life?
Married people reported the highest degree of satisfaction, followed by the widowed. Next came those who live with a partner.
In other words, those who are cohabitating are less happy than those who have lost a spouse to death.
There is a power and beauty (and satisfaction) in the act of commitment.