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I Don't Believe In Marriage

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    No Judgement

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

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    Related Experiences

    I don't believe that I need a legal marriage to solidify the way I feel about someone. I feel that just being together and living in the moment should be enough on both sides. If I...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 12

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    You will either be together forever or split up... Marriage doesn't change that outcome.
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 26 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't believe in religion I've tried telling my parents that before. They wouldn't accept that. I had to pretend it was a lie, a simple joke to see what they would do. They told...
    Tadha Tadha 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    My Teacher Made Me Think... So, I'm not sure if this is the right experience to write this on, but I feel like it may be the more relevant to what I want to talk about. (This...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    It erodes God's Holy Word. If we chose not to believe the Old Testament and our Salvation through Jesus Christ we have no belief in God. Evolution is an attempt to weaken God's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I don't believe in evolution, it is a theory full of holes, but more importantly, it can't explain who started it all, and it does not give credit to the creator.
    brokenwithoutgod brokenwithoutgod 26-30, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    Does anyone have any advice for me? My kids are 13, 10, and 6. I was a Catholic until about 3 years ago. After years of internal conflict, I decided to leave the church and...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I believe the bible is an amazing tool and gives us wonderful concepts. It seems to me though some people forget how many times it's been translated. If you're reading it in...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M Mar 20

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    I believe it has much truth but it's often misinterpreted and since god itself didn't write it's inspired then it isn't flawless Though I Will admit it's my amateur opinion and...
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    You playing your XBox for four hours at a time is just horrendous, especially when it's consistent gunfire and explosions. You're also listening to a podcast that holds no interest...
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F Mar 4

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    I can't believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn't set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 1

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    The best way I can put it is - I don't follow I pray
    greencafe greencafe 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I don't shave because I don't feel that I should have to. I mean, why is that even a thing? I feel beautiful in my own skin. I'm often told that having hairy armpits or hairy legs...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    Ladies, leave it natural, shave it all or trim it. I don't care, really. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Just don't tell women who grow theirs out that it is "gross...
    RoadFlasher RoadFlasher 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Got ****** over for the second time . Completely numb . I don't care about love any-more . I don't care about anything . Love doesn't exist . If you think your in love . your not...
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm 17. I do so only when its necessary. Why? Because it's a hassle, it takes forever, and the hair grows back in within hours, leaving me all types of itchy. It's stupid. Do what...
    MissBlackrose MissBlackrose 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    I do know one or two couples who met through dating agencies of one sort or another (internet or not), but generally I regard them as cynical and parasitical. If you are unable to...
    Perspicares Perspicares 61-65, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I lost that belief about a month ago and it has been draining more and more as the days go by. I was in a relationship with a person I thought I loved, but we had grown apart andi...
    katie3401 katie3401 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    What is preconceived thinking and how is it acquired. A lot of preconceive ideas stem from religion,from "Holy books" that most followers of that faith take literally without...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    I have met many people who have made the comment 'Everything happens for a reason'. I asked what this meant to them, thinking at first that they believed that everything happens...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M Mar 3

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    I think the whole thing is nonsence. But I try not to judge others for believing but sometimes I feel upset because the word God is in the pledge of alegents and I feel if it's a...
    Lolatux Lolatux 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    My dear wife has recently started talking about getting our children christened, I object on many levels. She was christened and brought up catholic. It was her mothers belief. I...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    It is quite natural for women to make a home and men to bring home the bacon. Talented women shouldn't be barred from any profession or held back in any way, but the majority...
    AlbertFNewman AlbertFNewman 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    this dude really tried to tell me time isn't real, unless he's immortal, time is very real my g
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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