While this may be the writers' logical next step in a developing relationship, it struck me as jarring. Why the complete disregard for marriage? These scenes are not simply anti-tradition; they are confusing. Entertainment is literally writing the institution of marriage out of existence.
Marriage is a big mess these days. Doubts about this sacred institution have been bubbling under the surface for years, and, while many seek to fix individual unions, few have been willing to question marriage itself.