With wedding season upon us, it’s time to talk about marriage. What does it mean, who is it for, and why do women seem to put more stress on the concept than men? In an era where society values career, status, and independence, why is there still so much pressure to get married? Why is marriage still expected as the “next step” to any happy and healthy couple in a committed relationship? Is marriage an out-dated tradition, soon to be extinct, or does it still hold meaning to those radient newlyweds that we so often see during this time of year?