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I Don't Believe In Marriage

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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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    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

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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 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

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Not For Me...

    I used to believe in marriage. I used to believe in alot of things. I was a victim of the old bait and switch you know? LOL!!  I think alot of people are especially the people who now live in sexless marriages.  I still think it's right for young couples...
    pixelita pixelita 36-40, F 21 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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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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    No Judgement

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I really don't like the idea of marriage. I feel dating and being inseparable is love. Don't need the whole legal system involved. My inspiration of love is Alan Rickman who has...
    PrincessAnnaT PrincessAnnaT 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    or a good idea Please make your story longer.
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 32 mins ago

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    This is a song by Dido and it very nicely describes how I feel about love. How I am capable of falling in love deeply yet I hold myself back for my own good. "Don't Believe In...
    daeneryss daeneryss 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I need to say this: I believe in "God" but I don't believe in "God". I believe there is more to life than Ego; so yes I believe in spirit and the power of creation. I don't believe...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My intention with this post isn't to be inflammatory, but to rather state what I believe and why. I don't think less of people who believe in god, in some ways I envy them. I don't...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 8

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    Two things. I don't believe religion is a good thing and I don't believe religions are real. Religions are there, but they aren't real to me. Because there are so many of them...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    It seems a common misconception among theists I talk to that atheists don't believe in god because they think they have some definitive proof that Go does not exist. That isn't...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    A ran done piece of advice I got from a drunk: "Don't believe anything you are told and don't believe half of the things you see."
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I swear, THE most annoying thing in my life is battling against the preaching of god believers. Why can't we just be peaceful in the silence of our disagreement? I don't believe...
    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I just recently found out that my husband is talking to several women online....in a very sexual way. He apologized and regrets it.... We talked it out and want to grow from that...
    Brownie27 Brownie27 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    i personally.... don't share your belief on quite the same level, i think. I think it's super neat that you can find something that you have put your faith into believing. I think...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Good guys finish last? Nope, don't think so. There's a misconception that "good guys" are generally idiots, just because we're kind doesn't mean were idiots. I hate it when people...
    TheTrueStory TheTrueStory 70+ Sep 12

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    But what if the world really did end in 2012... What if we are all dead and this is the afterlife? (I don't actually believe this it just sounded kind of interesting)
    indigostory indigostory 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    I don't shave, and I shouldn't have to. If I've got hair growing on me whether it's on my arms, under my arms, or on my v*gina, I know it's there for a reason otherwise I wouldn't...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I didn't believe, yet mine did.
    System113 System113 18-21, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    One thing I am totally sick of hearing from Americans military personnel is, "Don't be so ungrateful! I'm fighting for your freedom!" No. No you're not. First of all, I live in New...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 4

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    the reason is that i have size 9 foot, and that is considered below average, but a couple a feet upward doesn't match, i mean i don't have bragging rights but my dong isn't...
    ajgamer ajgamer 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I don't shave my down area. Why because nobody special to me. My boyfriends at the time don't like it but whatever you don't like it You must not be my soulmate
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 17 Responses 2 days ago

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    I shave my armpits but not my legs, leg hair is there for a reason. I mean, I often wear tanks and that's why I shave my armpits- to reduce rumors bullying lies opinions etc. I don...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I have to say I am really happy about the situation here in Europe! Of course sometimes it would be nice just to have a gun, because I am neither very strong (physically) nor have...
    European2014 European2014 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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    No way! Leave the person if you want someone else dammit! Don't juggle two different hearts because eventually one will/is gonna catch up with you. And then everything falls apart...
    MajesticDreams MajesticDreams 13-15, F Aug 30

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    But I realized once they find out that I get to hang out with wonderful beautiful people and they don't it was them who became upset.
    Professorfate Professorfate 51-55 Sep 10

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    "Listen, here's what I think. I think that we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do.......By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F Sep 14

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    I personally do shave but if you don't want to then you shouldn't feel like you have to
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't shave my legs often
    dogssing dogssing 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I don't usually shave my legs in the winter, haha.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Bloody hell ok, for the people that shave good for you!!!! And for the people that don't shave good for you too!!!! **** what people think it's your body not there's,do what ever...
    Randomchick3 Randomchick3 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't cuz it's 2014!!!!!
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    The extent to which I do and do not believe in God is a 50/50 thing in my eyes, mainly because I believe in reincarnation and other dimensions. To all religious people, I do...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 2

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    Not A Bit i do believe in the the non-existence of Aliens (not the illegal ones, the "take me to your leader" / @n@l-probe aliens.) and saying that.... i firmly plant my head in...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    My parents weren't the religious type but they enrolled me to a Catholic School since my primary school. So I know him all my life but I started doubting when I entered high school...
    rabblemagic rabblemagic 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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