Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Don't Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    No Judgement

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Why do I need to get married? I'm happy with my partner and we are not married. I don't need a ring to show my commitment. Plus it saves money. Who says we won't move on later in...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Marriage isn't for everyone, simple as that. I would love to be married one day but at the same time, people my age do not take marriage seriously. There are going to be days where...
    jlhhlj123 jlhhlj123 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What's the average a married guy should have sex weekly...just curious
    iimu7 iimu7 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To be a decent adult. Or a parent. But.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't believe everything happens for a reason. There is so much in each of our perceived little realities that simply cannot be predicted. Horrible things happen where fault...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    UNCONDITIONAL? I don't believe in loving someone totally 'unconditionally'. How can there be absolutely no conditions? How?? The closest kind of love I could see fitting...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 27 Responses Oct 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know what the difference is? It's clear there is but I don't know what it is? Lust I feel is the more powerful of the two but love is the deeper more meaningful emotion...
    NihilImpetus NihilImpetus 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Superstitions are the work of the devil. Charles Stanley has talked about it. Don't believe in them. They exist to make you upset, stressed, worried and keep you from God!
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since i have been on this site ,i have been called allsorts of things that i am definitely not ! I've been called a man on several occasions ,why?? i have no idea,do my questions...
    angelofsweetness angelofsweetness 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    We all have two belief systems - The things we BELIEVE we believe, and the things we actually try to live our lives by. Most people don't realize this, or recognize the difference...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is what I DO believe: nothing matters. Not a single thing we do will ever matter. Why? Because we will all be forgotten in time. Sure celebrities, famous history figures will...
    PimpledCorpse PimpledCorpse 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ...who is not brave. It requires sacrifice. It requires maintenance. It requires both people working together, while satisfying the needs of the other. I have given it my best...
    AngryFallenAngel AngryFallenAngel 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And I don't even know why. I don't feel like I belong, surrounded by people who've known each other almost all their lives. And who at least have enough in common to draw closer...
    spotofhope spotofhope 13-15, F Nov 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You do, or you don't. I happen to not even though my mother is catholic, and I went to Sunday school I think it is a croc. My mother told me when she went to the Catholic Church...
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Those of you who support this page need to grow up and get your heads out of your a$$es. The world is an ugly place right now and yes there are people that want to destroy America...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What is the point of Halloween? Everyone makes themselves look as hideous as possible. Children are encouraged to threaten strangers in return for gifts. Who thought this was a...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M Oct 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Holy **** yes, I don't even care what kind of music it is. Music is my life and always has been since I was 6. First it was Linkin Park, then it was Simple Plan, then it was pop...
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Oh you don't say?? Why was this thread made?
    AlwaysAnonnymous AlwaysAnonnymous 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A world ended in 2012, we just don't know where. That whole thing was funny though. Makes me wonder how those stupid predictions become so popular, but then again, it seems like...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Nov 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was lucky I had a scan ran on me by a lady I was seeing from a dating site it mostly hurt my pride what I had left they only got 100 so it was not to bad the other money is...
    daddylove4u daddylove4u 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Everybody always throws trust on it! I'm here to tell you, it is not always directly about trust! Sometimes it's about logic and logically speaking long distance and relationship...
    newbeginnings15 newbeginnings15 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just because my elephant can play darts,ride a bicycle and play the tuba! Why won't you believe me??
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well I'd be a fool to believe "everything" wouldn't I? I've been lied to so much in my life and I'm still lied to to this day. So what would make me believe everything? I have a...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Karma doesn't exist. I've never believed in it. It's not of The Lord. Punishment comes after death.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is still going then? You'd best get working on the time travel machine if you do believe it! Maybe you'll be right then! ;)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Nov 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am an atheist. Atheism is not a religion. I have no faith - it does not take more faith to be an atheist. Not all atheists are the same. I do not believe in anything fraught with...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 7 Responses Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why are people so obsessed with punishing people who made a mistake? Regardless of what the mistake was, whether it's breaking a vase by accident or committing murder, I only...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Time difference sucks! You have to stay all night waiting for notifications to show up with his name in it either with skype or viber. Unnecessary stress especially when you aren...
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why is sex such a big issue? There's so many things we can't explain, why is sex shaming so important. People are closed minded and foolish. It's no Popes business what people are...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Because obviously it didn't... O.o
    SlGH SlGH 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel