*Recent well-known relationship splits have turned the spotlight on the state of marriage and its sanctity in today’s society.

Just this week, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Kennedy Shriver announced their separation after 25 years of marriage.

“We both love each other very much. We are very fortunate that we have four extraordinary children. And we are taking one day at a time,” Schwarzenegger said.

“We all thought that it was a good match, but sometimes it doesn’t work,” California resident Jason Rael said.

The Schwarzenegger-Shriver split added fuel to a firey headline in the June edition of Maxim magazine. Actress Cameron Diaz told the publication, “Marriage is a dying institution.”

“I don’t think we should live our lives in relationships based off old traditions that don’t suit our world any longer,” she said.

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