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I Don't Believe In Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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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    No Judgement

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

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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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    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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    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 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 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 Feb 7

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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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    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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    I don't believe in it

    because it makes your relationship sound kinda fake. Do you really need a license and a bunch of paperwork just to know that your in love with someone? I don't think so. It's seen as a tradition......nothing more through my eyes. I don't understand the reasoning behind getting...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    every chain starts with two rings ;-)
    ralf78do ralf78do 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    All these stories of cheating on here make me not want to ever get married
    bmo7987 bmo7987 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Why [...] do some highly educated people believe religious claims? First, smart persons are good at defending ideas that they originally believed for non-smart reasons. They want...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    You say I’m crazy Cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done But when you call me baby I know I’m not the only one I don’t believe in monogamy, in the conventional...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 6

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    It's Openly Secular Day. I know it is so much more than simply not having a belief in any god, but that's the distinction we must ride until the day people let go of the stigmas...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses Apr 23

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    I have lived my entire life with people telling me that someone is watching out for me. I don't believe it. I that was true then I would be dead or even better, I would have never...
    sequoia1234 sequoia1234 41-45 a week ago

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    What started as a spark over some instant messages, shared emails and exchanged pictures, turned flat. I met a couple of guys long distance. While I maintain just strictly...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I don't believe in HELL. At least not the hell that most people envision. I know that when I become Spirit, I will be reunited with my spiritual family. I will understand what the...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Apr 4

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    I don't believe i need one i trust my boyfriend completely even if i was allowed one.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    My fiance is dead set certain that Nibiru is on it's way and is going to cause massive tsunamis and earthquakes as it passes by. Like religion, I don't believe it without evidence...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M Apr 18

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    My parents are monogamous and it fits well for them and that is okay. I think monogamy is monotonous and virtually impossible. Are we all not sexually attracted to other people? It...
    jenn4u jenn4u 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I just get so irritated by things religious people say. I just cannot figure out how anybody believes in any of this stuff, and I still can't fully believe that they...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 6 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I have studied this for a while and would like to point out a few "FACTS" rather than hype. If you want to comment, read them! If you still doubt, check for yourselves. Don't...
    anonymuspersona anonymuspersona 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    who doesn't believe in God ?? I'm here to prove for you that God exist , you'll share your point of view and i'll share mine and someone have to be convinced in the end.. lets...
    Rwnn Rwnn 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    family love I just don't feel. I do things for my mom n brothers but I feel obligated to...is that love? as far as the rest my family I don't feel a a thing....
    BBskool BBskool 22-25, F Apr 18

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    O.k., obviously there are people out there that are truly mentally Ill and help came to late for them. They needed help. But in my opinion, people should face the consequences of...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I don't know if I can do it, he's away in a total of what sums up to be half a year and the rest of the time he seems exhausted. I want him by my side all the time and it's killing...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F Apr 14

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    I wouldn't say I don't because there is always a possibility but as I get older I think a lot deeper and question a lot of things I've been told and there is absolutely no proof it...
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 23

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    After seeing all that I have off the world in the little amount of time that I have been here so far, I now find it hard to make myself believe in a god. Certainly one such as the...
    seanlucifer seanlucifer 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 16

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    if anything i wanted to believe that such a thing as an obscure existence was completely possible i was wrong to believe that humanity would have my back in any possible certainty...
    adamlevinemine9 adamlevinemine9 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I read an article about Jimmy Carter's struggle with reconciling his religious beliefs and his personal experiences - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/24/1379812/-Jimmy-Carter...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M Apr 24

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    It's one of those theories that sound wonderful and ideal. But it's that all it is, a theory, a theory without proof at that. If somebody who is generally a terrible person gets...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3

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    I never have. I believe in affection, but romantic love, being in love, no. I think it is just a state of mind.
    MidnightMasquerade MidnightMasquerade 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    My mom believes in mediums. Ugh. Why are people so stupid?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 16

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