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Seligson: It's hard to imagining it shifting back because there are so many factors that aren't slowing down, such as women entering workplace and the double-income, no-kid phenomenon.

I don't have my crystal ball, but it's hard to imagine this trend reversing.

Are you factoring the other person into your long-term decisions? You can move across the country to a city you hate because your boyfriend or girlfriend has a job there.

Seligson: It used to be you got married for economic reasons. It was too risky to have sex outside of marriage because there was limited access to birth control.(CNN) -- Gowns have been fitted, caterers have been contracted and venues rented as June marks the busiest period of wedding season.But not all long-term couples will be heading down the aisle, according to Hannah Seligson's book, "A Little Bit Married." Seligson explores the trend of serious twenty- and thirty-something couples who invest years and even a decade in a relationship without the intention of ever getting married.The economics of having a wedding has to be factored in.The average wedding costs 20 grand, and we live in a culture where it seems like you have to buy into all of that hoopla. Seligson: I saw it going on with my friends, but most importantly, I saw it going on with myself.

Seligson: It used to be you got married for economic reasons. It was too risky to have sex outside of marriage because there was limited access to birth control.

(CNN) -- Gowns have been fitted, caterers have been contracted and venues rented as June marks the busiest period of wedding season.

But not all long-term couples will be heading down the aisle, according to Hannah Seligson's book, "A Little Bit Married." Seligson explores the trend of serious twenty- and thirty-something couples who invest years and even a decade in a relationship without the intention of ever getting married.

The economics of having a wedding has to be factored in.

The average wedding costs 20 grand, and we live in a culture where it seems like you have to buy into all of that hoopla. Seligson: I saw it going on with my friends, but most importantly, I saw it going on with myself.

Also, part of it is complacency, and couples aren't always on the same page.