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I Believe Marriage Is More Than a Piece of Paper

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    It saddens me deeply

    that people do not take marriage seriously anymore. Marriage used to be "until death do us part" and because of which, people actually took time in getting to know each other before committing. Now marriage is roughly a 2-5year experience and people shrug it off. I won't even...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 19

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    A Piece Of Paper? Think Again!

    Firstly I think marriage is a very serious commitment between two people. Willing to trust each other enough to blend their lives, and not only share their possessions, and their heart, but their legal responsibilities, and that which they accumulate together. In other words they...
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2010

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    A piece of paper? Yes.

    An important one. Birth certificates are just a piece of paper. Try to get drivers' license, a social security card or any other benefit without it. Pieces of paper are important. To demean marriage as 'just a piece of paper' shows that you dont know diddly about how important...
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Okay guys I have a huge question.

    I can't just seem to find the right answer to . Here it goes . I am in a relationship with a guy . The father of my child . We have been together two years. Our daughter is now 1 month and two weeks. Anyways I still live with my parents. They are very religious. They are...
    wondering2014 wondering2014 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    Life Long Commiitment

    Marriage isn't just a piece of paper it's two heart promising to love honor and cherish for life... Not just when the mood strikes it's about weathering the good times and the bad times Marriage to me is a life long commitment you make it's not something you can just do and then...
    CountryBaby22 CountryBaby22 22-25, F May 21, 2013

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    rubysmom rubysmom 51-55, F Dec 29, 2014

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    It's More Then Just a Piece of Paper

    My husband and I got together almost 6 yrs ago we've been married for 5 years. It's been the BEST 5 years of my life. Not only is he my soul mate he's my best friend, I can tell him everything. He may get upset but you know I'm not getting it from him. I know a lot of people...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2009

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    I've been separated more

    than a year. wife acting like she doesn't care anymore. taking me to court for child support and asking for $720a month for one child.!!!!!! I asked her does she wants a divorce and she looked at me weird and ask me why are you asking that question??
    mattjr mattjr 41-45, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I actually have two wives

    and practise polygamy! I know people don't view this as a acceptable social norm but my culture permits it, and that why I practise it. But for a long I've not been attracted to my first wife who I only visit like once every two years because I work abroad
    soloA1 soloA1 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2014

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    I'm not an extremist.

    People change or make mistakes. I don't believe one need stay in a poisonous relationship in order to secure a spot in heaven. Life is short. It's a gift to cherish. Having said that, I also believe if you make promises, you should make some effort to keep them. Love, honor...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Please God ...

    I have bad love story in my past, and now I try to find a new love for me. A real love that not only care about a beauty, money or something else. I try to find someone to marry, and I know God will send him into my life. But sometimes my past always make me very scared about...
    azmya azmya 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    My Vows Are More Than Just Words

    The vows that I took mean more to me than just words.  They are my pledge to the person that I married and wanted to spend the rest of my life with.  I stayed true to those vows even after my spouse didn't.  I know that some would think I was stupid for staying but...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 Sep 30, 2009

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    I Hate When People Say This.

    Marriage is so much more than just a piece of paper and a ring.  It is such a shame that this entire world has gone down into the gutter.  No one wants to get, or stay, married anymore.  There is no sanctity in marriage these days. 
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 5 Responses May 24, 2009

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    We Do!

    We believe marriage is more then just a piece of paper. Marriage is about being there for each other no matter what. Being faithful to each other even in times of hardship. Even though we are not legally married YET, we do consider ourselves married. We consider each others kids...
    AngelAndDemon AngelAndDemon 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    I would never discredit the legitimacy

    and ceremony and legal commitment that others have. But I consider myself merged, combined, and united with my man even though we haven't walked down the aisle for financial reasons. Life happens and we have been together through a lot!
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F Apr 29

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    Marriage is more than just paper.

    .. Marriage is a promise; a series of promises that sometimes may be hard to keep but will be worth it. Marriage is the forever bond between man and woman that will last a lifetime. If something is broken, fix it; don't throw it away.
    Zoopetiz Zoopetiz 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    Of course! Marriage means obsession,

    love,friendship,acquaintence,estrangement,loathing and eventual hatred.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    I believe that marriage is not defined by a

    piece of paper. It is a commitment that is made by two people who vow to love eachother and stand together. For many reasons people can not get married in the traditional sense, a piece of paper signed and submitted to the government, I do not believe that that this makes their...
    kayakgirl08 kayakgirl08 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Commitment

    I am positive marrage is way more than A piece of paper. It is A commitment . A couple who have been together for long enough, can get along with one another, and who love each other should naturally want to settle down and get married.
    1woody 1woody 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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    It's About Togetherness

    Looking back on it, I've always felt that marriage was more than just a piece of paper. Maybe it's the government's way of keeping track of every human being in the country for some sort of census but either way, I don't need that sheet of paper. I don't need to have the big...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    Even though mine has ended I still hold to the

    belief that it's for life and someday it'll happen again for me with the right man. I'm wiser now and I'll listen to the universe this time And I'll spend the rest of my life worshiping that boy, until the end x
    inboots inboots 36-40, F 5 Responses May 20, 2014

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    But today. Just contractual benefits.

    Or a fiscal safety net. Needed. Because the wealthy take every penny. Deserved or not. And up prices. Insanely high.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 19

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    Like most things in life,

    marriage is what individuals choose to make of it. Unfortunately there are those who choose to abuse and betray it. Others try to avoid it. Some even try to prohibit it from people like homosexuals. But I believe that the power of marriage still lives in the couples who truly...
    BlackMagicAttack BlackMagicAttack 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    It is a commitment.In India ,

    most wives are expected to take care of their in laws.Either they stay with you or you stay with them .Even if they stay separate,their needs should be taken care of.I think staying together helps one to understand them better.Staying apart is difficult to build a rapport with...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    An Angel That Bears A Sword

    I've been thingking a lot about marriage lately. I've realised that I've always thought finding someone to love me would be like the end of the love story... and then we'd live happily ever after. It's occured to me that that's just the beginning. Then the hard part comes, the...
    UnderMyPillow UnderMyPillow 31-35, F 5 Responses May 24, 2012

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    honestly, I am just writing this to get others

    opinions on a question, why does marriage mean so much to people? I honestly just think its a title people want. I know people who got married and ended up in divorce and I also know people who have been together for a really long time and aren't married and are Still together I...
    HelloKittyEatzSoulz HelloKittyEatzSoulz 18-21, F Nov 13, 2014

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    Men are visually stimulated,

    and it is a wonderful benefit to a marriage when a wife understands that although modesty has a definite place in public, the home is place to be sexually attractive to her husband. In this day and age when modesty has all but vanished from the public arena, men are tempted...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    Loving as much as you can,

    that is what marriage is. Marriage has nothing to do with "a piece of paper," as it is so often dismissed.
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M Jun 20, 2014

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    A Marriage Of Convenience

    It all started over 22 years ago. I met the most wonderful man. But I was with another. He was never going to marry me or even stay faithful. But he was important because i couldnt have a child for 13 years and i finally with the help of doctors ad 3 surgeries I finally concieved...
    tabitha1960 tabitha1960 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2012

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    A Piece Of Paper Does Not Make A Marriage

    I believe marriage is legalized by the paper, but consummated by living up to its' meaning.  Marriage is a legal, binding contract between two consenting adults.  Sexual intimacy seals the deal!  Amazing how sex enters into a legal binding contract!  LOLMarriage is the...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2011

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    I used to think marriage was a load of crap,

    but now I think that it is if you let it get that way. Now I want to find someone to marry, find my love and best friend. Whatever may come we will make it through together and be stronger for it. If you are to marry someone marry them for love and not the wrong reasons because...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 24, 2014

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    It is just so saddening to see couples

    who have been together for so long decides to call it quits. I mean, hello? you are married to each other, its not just a game that if you got tired ur gonna leave when you marry that person u become one nd everything that comes with it is what you have to face together..
    kArmen0314 kArmen0314 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Marriage Is A Partnership, Loveship, Respectship And A Growingship

    Yes it can start off very romantic and even ridiculously sexual.  But basically it boils down to being able to grow with that person  in ways you would not choose to do so with any other person for the rest of your life. You both have to be able to let each other be wrong or...
    livingwell livingwell 51-55, F 47 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Yes, it is. Now who wants to get married to

    someone? please sign this prenup. :/
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    More Than Infatuation...

    "I believe marriage is more than a piece of paper". This is also what I believe. This is also why I'm still single at 44. You should hear the men I meet now. "What?! You've never been married? But you're attractive! I can't believe you've never been married!" In other...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life,

    basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more times, and divorced twice. Strong emotion is not sustainable. Successful acquisition of practical things – like deciding which vehicle to purchase...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11, 2014

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    Cookie Consecration

    One year ago today... or technically yesterday now... I made a commitment to the love of my life and pledged to be with him forever and love and take care of him and he did likewise. People may still consider us teenagers, although we are legal adults, and may think that we are...
    HazelnutEyes HazelnutEyes 18-21 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    0731bls 0731bls 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    On the 30 of this month it will be 21 years

    since I said I do to the man I feel in love with and our love still goes strong
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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