[–] La 1 points

I only read the title but might I suggest that marriage in the 20th and 21st centuries offers far less emotional intimacy than friendship with other women?

I base this on my own life as well as emotionally intimate friendships with other women and what they say about their marriages. Even some friends who are very happy in their marriages after 10 plus years are like "my husband doesn't really talk or listen to me." But I guess they're good guys who function well, work and clean, and the sex must be good.