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I Don't Believe In Marriage

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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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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    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 believe in forever,

    but I don't believe marriage should be a necessity for it.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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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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    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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    I totally respect and admire the fact of two people devoting themselves to each other for as long as they live, but I feel marriage is a way of requiring someone to stick around...
    blazinbree blazinbree 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been so played I've reached the point where I don't believe ANYTHING I'm told. That's what happens when you've been bs'ed for years and years and years.
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I honestly don't think I do.. It all has to do with what happened when I was younger.
    flexb flexb 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I volunteer at a natural history museum and have officially only talked to one person who believed in Creationism there. Why he was there at all I have no idea, but actually there...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Hitler Was a Christian* (With a Big Red Asterisk)
    PMWhite PMWhite 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    It is horrible. I don't care if it is not a person yet, it will one day be a person. Even if can't afford to take care of it, or don't want it, give it up for adoption. If you don...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F a week ago

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    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    But i love Jesuss, i always did and i always wear a cross and pray sometimes even that i think that im not religious! im really weird :/
    MoongirlDA MoongirlDA 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    actually, i've trouble with believing people XD and have often been told that I'm excessively suspicios ;) but that's how it is, I think that no one can be fully trusted, sometime...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F Jul 21

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    Say something I'm giving up on you🎶💔👣
    sonadora87 sonadora87 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Mr. Sandy Claws?..........
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 18

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    In this modern day and age, getting married simply isn't necessary in this modern age. Although I can appreciate the beauty of two people committing to a life together, or the...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm alone again. He left. He left with the words - "You are a great soul. You will be fine." I was left behind asking - "Why me?". I hate the heartbreak. I hate the tears. I hate...
    sonadora87 sonadora87 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    My wife and I were arguing over this nonsense. This year will be the first Christmas we have with a child. I don't want to do the whole Santa Claus thin