In case you didn't know, my sister and I are married millennials. As millennials, we bear the weight of bridging the past and the future together. We can tell you about a time when there were no iPhones, while keeping up with the youth of today.
The same follows for marital traditions of the past, present, and maybe even the future. It's no secret that the couples of today (including ourselves) do a lot of things differently than our parents or better yet our grandparents. With the internet at our fingertips, it can be hard to not feed into what we see and consider "relationship goals."
In todays society, married couples do not seem to conform to "gender roles". For those who do not know what that means, here is a quick explanation: Men would be the providers, fixers, bread winners, and the worker. While the women would bare and raise the children, stay at home, cook, clean, and manage the home. Sounds enticing to some but to be honest that just doesn't work anymore. However, it's not impossible. That's because women are doing for themselves. We are chasing after our passions and dreams. Paving the way for other women and our daughters. So they too can know it is possible. Men have also changed their stance. Though, they are still protect and provide for the family, men have welcomed the idea that "two can play that game."
Today, couples would rather hustle together and build as one than for one person to bear the weight on their shoulders. Women are very much capable of bringing home the bacon and some men are even capable of stepping into a 'stay at home father' role.
Couples today are still honoring the past but creating aspects to the roles in a marriage. As long as you are doing life your way with your significant other, that is 'true relationship goals.' Now if you'll excuse me, my husband and I have a TIK TOK video to practice............