Why does society measure the success or failure of a relationship by the longevity of that relationship rather than by the quality of that relationship?
Many relationships will eventually fail but there were many years of fun and happiness. Why would that relationship be judged by the fact that it ended rather than how great it was while it lasted?
My marriage, on the other hand, was a failure while it lasted and that it ended. It therefore doesn’t matter that lasted for 20 years.