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I Don't Believe In Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 Jul 10, 2014

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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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    No Judgement

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

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    There's absolutely no point to it. First, I abhor the idea of getting any sort of government involved in personal relationships. Who was the first person to suggest that anyway...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I don't know why I want to be married, I don't want the responsibility but I just want the companion
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 21

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    People could be committed for life or break each others hearts and crush one another's souls for free, ya know? And just think, if we took all the marriages that ended in divorce...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 13

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    I don't believe in sex before marriage. I am a Christian and I truly believe that sex is a gift from God that is intended to bring a husband and wife closer together. Whether you...
    illnameitlater illnameitlater 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I don't believe in God and it isn't because I lost hope, because a tragic experience. I just believe that God is nothing more than a way to explain the unknown and hope for...
    Alexa3608 Alexa3608 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I believe in family live and friends love but I just don't believe in ROMANTIC LOVE. It just doesn't make sense to me. I think people just get married to show that they have a...
    isabel16 isabel16 16-17, F Feb 25

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    It's not that I don't believe in them but I think it's kinda like saying "Everyone else eats grapes so im gonna eat them too even tho I hate them!"....... People forget that...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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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...
    RuthT RuthT 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Considering my profile, it should come as no surprise that I don't believe anyone should have to shave. I absolutely hate it when people are shamed for natural parts of their body...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    It is wonder that the Muslim Egyptian president Sisi was the first who responded to deheading of 21 Christians in Libya by ISIS, through bombarding ISIS locations in Libya just...
    Freetune Freetune 36-40, M Feb 21

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    It's not that I don't believe in safe words it's just having a "safe word" implies that I have at least a little control over what is happening. I can't imagine simply by saying a...
    akaLauraWhitmer akaLauraWhitmer 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 21

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    I think marriage is for life and always wanted my first marriage to be my only marriage but it has broken down so badly now that I feel divorce may be my only option. my husband is...
    kimathy86 kimathy86 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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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 3 days ago

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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 5 hrs ago

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    Like, no!!! Not having my man by my side every night is pure hell on earth. I just don't see the point in being in a relationship where you can't even physically feel him. Having...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F Feb 23

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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 3 days ago

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    But I don't have problem with those who do. As long as you don't violate human autonomy or deny people in your care the medical treatment they need over it, then you should be free...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 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 4 days ago

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    Why do people act so nice and respectful to me? I mean, don't get me wrong, it's nice. Humane. I just don't feel like I deserve it. I'm a sickening person. I break hearts...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Valentine's Day has just passed. Everywhere I go, I see all these happy people, holding hands, engaging in public displays of affection. If only they knew how much it tortured some...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    There's this really complex feeling inside of me but I'm not depressed. But it doesn't mean either that it'll change just because 'I'll find the right person''. There's is NO right...
    indiebabe46 indiebabe46 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I hate it when older people think that they can just mess with us younger people........Maybe you can with some us...but not all of us are stupid.....Just cuz you're old; it doesn...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M Feb 5

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    I don't care for religions at all. Some of them, I find interesting. But only in the same way I find books or games to be interesting. I find it disturbing that some people can't...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    These are nothing but lies and failed attempt to stop gay marriage and false facts
    colt109 colt109 13-15, M 2 Responses