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Some Great Reasons to Get Married

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I was trying to come up with some great reasons to get married, since I’ll be publishing some great reasons to get divorced in the next week.

Here’s what I came up with…

Some great reasons to get married:

That’s what I came up with.

Marriage is a ridiculous notion to me. It’s ludicrous to think any one of us could choose a person in our twenties or thirties to marry and have that union last forever. It might – but, it probably won’t.

Besides the few financial benefits marriage doesn’t offer anything positive to an existing relationship from what I can see.

Instead, marriage adds:

  • The stress of knowing you must live together since you said you would in front of everyone you know – and each other.
  • Inflexibility. You’re no longer yourself. You’re co-joined to another person. No big decisions are ever made on your own. It’s limiting.
  • Permanency. There’s no other decision that, once made, is to be permanent for the rest of your life.
  • Responsibility. You’re responsible not only for your own happiness, but you have a shared responsibility to keep someone else smiling everyday too. That’s a tough job. Sometimes impossible.

Marriage is a forced promise that should never be made.

I say forced because American society still insists upon it. It doesn’t matter much which church your family followed, or even if they were atheist or agnostic – marriage is still expected to some degree. There is only a minority, a growing minority admittedly, that doesn’t see marriage as a goal for two people in love.

Anyone want to take a stab at filling in the blanks for great reasons to get married?





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6 thoughts on “Some Great Reasons to Get Married

  • at 12:21 pm

    I tried for a couple of hours the other day, and I couldn’t think of any good reasons either.

    I’ve always thought it was sort of unrealistic to expect that the growth two people experience over the course of their lives as a couple would necessarily converge. Intellectually, I resonate more with the idea of serial monogamy for practical reasons (regarding time and energy), but polyamory might make sense in some situations. I’ve always worried that I’m too independent to attach myself to any person or thing indefinitely.

    Right now, I’m living with my girlfriend, and we’ve got a good thing going on. We’ve been together for a while, but neither of us is hot to get married. When it comes up, we tend to brush it off towards the “maybe someday” category.

    If we end up moving to another country together, marriage will have some logistical benefits, but I can’t see it happening without a tangible reason. We can enjoy each others’ love and companionship without the baggage.

    • at 1:36 pm

      It’s a really outdated concept and I guess it will change over time as more people realize that the specific act – the promise, the registration… it doesn’t mean anything more than two people just being committed to each other without all the extra fluff. I’m glad you and your friend aren’t stressing out about it!

  • at 10:56 am

    I pretty much agree with you. Lots of people are worried that marriage should be defended. Some people even think it should be extended! (Gay rights activists, mostly.) It all falls a little flat to me. I’ve never seen why the financial benefits should exist, either. What business has the government in who gets married to who?

    More on topic, I’m reminded me of one of my sisters. She married someone for convenience during college. Tax benefits! They weren’t even living together. The two fell in love a few years later though. It must’ve worked for them.

    This contrasts negatively with a different sister of mine. As I was growing up, her ambition, good cheer, and intelligence made her my personal hero and idol. Then she got married. Very quickly her personality morphed into a kind of flat and matronly stereotype. Her career went into a holding pattern with the implicit understanding that it would be perpetually a holding pattern, or possibly even dropped entirely! The only thing that survived was her cheerfulness. It wasn’t enough. I don’t really have any animosity, but I don’t feel any connection with her either.

  • at 11:15 am

    1. Never assume
    2. Be fair!
    3. Plan together
    4. Dont be selfish

  • at 4:08 pm

    You only need one reason to get married: True Love.

  • at 3:52 am

    The one big beneficiary from marriage has to be lawyers, not that I’m a cynic 🙂 For me I don’t care if a couple is married or not, so long as it is something that they both want. If they are happily married or happily umarried all that should matter is that they are happy and have a loving relationship.


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