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I Believe Marriage Is More Than a Piece of Paper

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    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 3 Responses Jul 15, 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 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2011

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alliecc11 alliecc11 26-30, F Aug 4

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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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    Just because someone intersects into a marriage

    that is in trouble and wins over the man and convinces him to leave his wife. Regardless, of how you carry yourself you are still a home wrecker. I believe marriage is a sacred thing. And, interfering in any way before divorce papers have been drawn up is wrong. If people don't...
    Mfudgie Mfudgie 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    Of course it is, which is

    why I'm not giving myself to anyone on this site.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 29

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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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    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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    hancockian hancockian 66-70, M Jun 14

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    Marriage is lots of work!

    !! I myself do not have the paper nor do I desire to have the paper! I love my baby daddy! Lol we been together for along time!! I don't think a piece of paper will change out feelings for each other!
    ginaw35 ginaw35 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    It is work and dedication!

    It is growing, changing and excepting one another! It's hard work! One effects the other in a positive or negative way. One day you can be down and hopefully your partner can help hold it together or vice versa. Paper means nothing because I cut that sheet in half! That's the...
    sjroo00 sjroo00 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    sadaccaa sadaccaa 26-30, F Jun 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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    This quote goes out for every woman

    who believes that no matter what the circumstances are, she is not going to walk out of her man's life. "Most women want a man that's already established. A strong woman will be a part of his struggle, survive it, succeed together and build an Empire."
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 10

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    the generation of the Millennials

    which is my generation has been led to believe that marriage will always be around so we should prioritize making money, building a career and establishing ourselves as a person before entering a union between man and woman. the problem with this is far too many men get...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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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.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 19

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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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    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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    The secret of a happy marriage is finding the

    right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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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    Anything can mean more

    than its original form or tendency.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 5

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    i believe marriage is sacred!

    There are going to be rough times, ups and downs, moments you want to throw the towel but then again after thinking and cooling off.... can what ever issues be the reason you separate or even get a divorce? i will understand if a partner cheats on the other or if your life is in...
    Vnaturaldisaster Vnaturaldisaster 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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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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    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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    It is a commitment that should only be made

    if you are absolutely sure that he is "the one".
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    There's nothing wrong with expressing your

    love to someone with your body through physical intimacy. Not only does this magnificent expression benifit reinforcing the relationahip between the husband and the wife but there are amazing physical and emotional benifits that come along with it. The issues come in to...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M Jul 22

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    I truly believe marriage is more

    than just a piece of paper. I have been married to the same man for 18 years. We have honored our marriage contract from day one. We have never cheated on each other and never will because of the love we have for one another.
    readytovacation readytovacation 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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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 46 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    I feel like marriage is more

    than a piece of paper because you think about it. . it is. To the government, it is just a piece of paper because it affects how the tax you and what you can do haha but to the two getting married, or at least if I were getting married. That piece of paper would just be physical...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4

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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 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    In my youth I didn't respect marriage

    and l distinctively remember flirting with a few married ladies during my late adolescence. When I became a Christian and started to study everything God created it included the marriage covenant between Himself, man and woman. I found myself defending it. It's terrible our...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    leneccaa leneccaa 26-30, F Jun 5

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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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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    sadaccaa sadaccaa 26-30, F Jun 5

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 19

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    so my dad is going on his 5th marriage,

    my mom is on her unhappy number 3 marriage. in my 26 years of life I have experienced divorce between my parents and their significant others 4.5 times. needless to say marriage isn't something I take lightly. while I give my dad props for trying to find love again. I find it...
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I know marriage is more

    than a piece of paper , and so does the people who make that claim if that's all it was then , they would marry the person who's saying , why can't we get married ?? ... If it's just a piece of paper what's the big deal ? Because it's more than 2 names on a paper ......
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F Jun 6

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    Marriage is within your heart.

    To me, you don't neccesarily need to have the piece of paper, it's just a bonus for me.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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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