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I Don't Believe In Marriage

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    Sharing My Views

    I suppose I don't have an experience related to marriage, and only one long-term relationship that wouldn't be ready to progress to matrimony now even if I was looking for such a course. But feel bad discussing my views with my partner, when I know he doesn't agree with them and...
    Jenabeth Jenabeth 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    Society's Decision

    I have gotten married twice to the same person. Both times we have done it to be together by law in order to have the ability to live together and meet certain requirements. We love each other to an extent but marriage has made us hurt too much. Society's expectations on what...
    cleargerman cleargerman 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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    Marriage Is Right For Some, But Not Me

    As a young girl, I came to this realization.  All of my little friends would play wedding, and really think about their future husbands and families.  I could care less about these things, and was more interested in climbing trees, playing in the woods, and sports...
    CitizenApe CitizenApe 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    I don't believe in marriage,

    because I think that it takes away a lot of what made the bond a bond in the first place. If you're in accordance with the concept of marriage, please explain your opinion
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 14, 2015

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    Dont See A Point

    now my parents have been together since they were in their teens and theyre still in love half a decade later, and yes theyre married, but i still dont see the point they could still be together not married, i will never get married i feel if i find someone and they love me...
    agonyblue agonyblue 18-21 Sep 5, 2011

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    I figured out that I like to believe I have a

    greater purpose in life than making more life. Especially when that life has the potential to destroy others based on how I raise them. I mean, I have to go for the big name, but ,come on ,guys, Hitler had a mom. And hey, I know nothing about her, but bad raising can do that...
    yopper52 yopper52 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2015

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    Not For Mee.....

    I've been married twice, and both times ended in disaster. Not my cup of tea.
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Nov 21, 2012

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    To me, marriage is TOO binding.

    Honestly, how many people can actually be happy together forever? The answer is 50%. half of marriages end in divorce. I believe that being in an unmarried, open relationship is the best thing for anyone involved. "cheating" cannot happen in an open relationship. Nobody has to...
    StrangeDarkSecrets StrangeDarkSecrets 16-17, T Jul 10, 2014

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    I was engaged last year

    and was one month away from my wedding when I canceled it. I did so for many reasons. A year after the cancelled wedding I have no regrets about it. I'm happy to not be married and I am in to rush to become married! I am still with the same partner and he is happy too. After a...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    I Use To

    I truly use to believe in marriage. I wanted to be the person that would find the person to spend the rest of their life with.  To be able to share their dreams, and make their dreams my dreams too.  I wanted that more than anything. In college, I met this man, and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    No Judgement

    ...It's just not for me.
    WomanReclaimingSelf WomanReclaimingSelf 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    10 Big Difference Between Men's And Women's Brains

    This is an article a found that I thought was profound... 10 big differences between men's and women's brains By Amber Hensley The differences between women and men are not only well-documented, but frequently at the heart of jokes, anecdotes, and good-natured (and not so good...
    ladyrhiannon824 ladyrhiannon824 22-25, F Dec 4, 2011

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    I think marriage is something tough to embrace

    though I am in it. It restricts people under made up social prejudices.
    sarahrhm sarahrhm 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    I believe in forever,

    but I don't believe marriage should be a necessity for it.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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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...
    amelcc11 amelcc11 26-30, F Aug 3, 2015

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    I think marrige is an invented construct of

    control,or maybe I just like to sleep around
    dethlord dethlord 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2015

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    Kinda Funny

    I was at my mom's house with my boyfriend and I told her, "Marriage is so unnatural. It's ungodly. It's an abomination. Men and women shouldn't be together for such a long time." She didn't like that.
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Oct 6, 2013

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    Future Concerns

    I mentioned this in my other post for this group, but I have concerns about in the future, when I and my boyfriend are out of college, and therefore more marriage-eligible, that it will start to be expected from our families. If we are still together at that time (I say that...
    Jenabeth Jenabeth 18-21, F Dec 4, 2009

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    Not For Me Anyway

    I try not to talk it down, especially with the young adults.  There is some merrit in the institution of marriage, but....after 2 failed marriages, in which I felt I put 110% and they didn't want to work on anything to keep it together, well I think marriage just isn't for me...
    Psychodelic Psychodelic 46-50, F Nov 2, 2011

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    Rarias Rarias 16-17, M Jul 30, 2015

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    I feel..that if you really love someone?

    you don't need to get married to prove that. I find that kinda stupid? lol I will never get married. marriage doesint last? nor does relationships? some do. but that's rare. I think people get married because they're really in love at that moment and they decide I want to marry...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 29, 2015

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    I don't ever think i could get married.

    I would rather be in a relationship for my whole live haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16, 2015

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    i had a high school sweet heart.

    we were best friends first. then she laid it on me...he dad was forcing her and her family to move back to egypt. we commited to eachother that day. we said we koved eachother and when we meet again, we'll marry. 12 years pass by. we kept in touch over the years.i was finally in...
    7gabriel7 7gabriel7 36-40, M Aug 2, 2015

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    I Definitely Don't Believe In Marriage.

    Over the years I have come to the conclusion that marriage is not a necessity and in some cases it makes things worse. People used to marry because their church told them that was the done thing. Nowadays people use marriage to settle themselves. They spend all this time wooing...
    wendelyn wendelyn 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    Every situation is unique & I have great respect

    for the choices of others. It's just a concept I personally can't really embrace...
    JanaRose JanaRose 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2014

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    Was Never A Big Deal To Me.

    As some girls, it seems almost a right of passage, to make out and fantasize the extrevagant weddings they shall have when they're older. Speaking of their dreamy man, and how they would love to be proposed too. To me, I never understood this inconsequential event that they so...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    Respect for marriage has been tainted just like

    most of the brides wearing white... Seems like today the value of marriage is literally a price tag. Instead of being importance of being wed in the eyes of the Lord, it's more like being wed in the shoes of Louis Vuitton. Would you still say yes if there was no diamond ring...
    LetsBeRealK LetsBeRealK 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2015

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    Working in a banquet hall one would think is

    magical. But in reality, every wedding I arranged pushed me away from the thought of ever getting married. Now this is entirely separate from my parents not working out together and every other couple that I don't see working out... Ever.
    sarahriley sarahriley 22-25, F Jan 4, 2014

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    Marriage is not really a big thing to me

    because... People who love each other will love each other regardless of if there was a bit of paper with ones last name the same, I think marriage is a big con that basically tricks people into spending ALOT of money for a little bit of paper to say your married
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    I don't understand people that have anything wrong with it, it's not like it's going to send humanity backwards and ruin our lives, is it? :P
    AndresDiaz AndresDiaz 13-15, M 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I literally just realized that I don't love me husband anymore. We have two children and have been married 2 years but together for 10, he was 27and i was 19. Our relationship...
    idhaun idhaun 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Morning after the night before.Bleary eyed and heavy headed,Ten degrees short of feeling deaded,Cold water shower invigorates,Clears the brain,But don't you hate,The morning after...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 5 hrs ago

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    I use to check them my first few months on here, but now I don't care enough to check. I should do it again because some përverts and @sshólês ended up in my circle but I'm...
    Rockandrollfan Rockandrollfan 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I refuse to live my life letting everyone know every time a take a dump in the woods.Sarcasm yes it's true I could care less about knowing everything that you may do.Life's to...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    You told me how I mattered right to my face, and how there was no way I'd ever be replaced. Well your words have etched out disgrace. BS. And I wonder how it tastes? Repeating it...
    Taynkbot Taynkbot 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    You attract confusion when you put yourself in a complicated situation.. You wont feel the effect at first but once you indulge yourself with others peoples dilemma you find your...
    nalbyan nalbyan 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Immortality of the soul is a false teaching that many religions teach to their adherents. The Bible does NOT teach this false doctrine at all. What do you believe?
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F 1 day ago

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    I only believe it as a parent to a child. But romantic love? nope. If you say you love someone unconditionally, doesn't that mean they can treat you 'any' way they want, good...
    ElephantSH0ES ElephantSH0ES 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The "friend zone" is just a stupid *** excuse for guys who can't get a girl they like. If you're nice to a girl, don't expect her to just like you. Being nice to people, is what...
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago