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Married Parenthood Remains the Best Path to a Stable Family
My friend Grace (not her real name) is a beautiful, smart, and driven young woman, who overcame a difficult childhood to be one of the first women in her family to graduate college. She has a good job and has been living with her long-term boyfriend for nearly a decade. Although she proudly wears the sparkling engagement ring he gave her a few years ago, they still haven’t set a wedding date. Lately, as she watches most of her friends getting married and starting families, Grace has been thinking more about having kids. Grace is in a stable, cohabiting union with a long-time partner she plans to marry, so the possibility of getting pregnant before marriage doesn’t seem like a huge gamble to her.