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I Don't Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    No Judgement

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

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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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    Never have. I just don't understand

    why you would need a piece of paper to prove your love to someone, and why should you limit yourself so harshly. If you love someone, decide to spend your life with them and move to a house, maybe even form a family and build a life together. Then if you start having problems...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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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    Just asked a question about what people think I should do with my life, and see what the answers were: Question : can someone decide what I should do with my life? Details : I...
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    I don't like children, nor do I have the patience to deal with them. It's bad enough when they are someone else's kids acting up and I cannot discipline them... and it would be...
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    I've been with my wife for 8 years, married for 5 years and we have a two year old little boy. We are so different from each other, she's not a good communicator & I love long...
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I play the game of life…I don’t observe.You will not find me in front of a TV oftenDon’t get me wrong, I LOVE LAZYBut I will be at the beachOn a boatIn the...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I hardly ever wear it unless I'm going to work, church or a special occasion. I'm not knocking women who wear it faithfully; but I've never been that girl. I didn't even start...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 22-25, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I am a Christian. I know where I am going after I die. so I don't fear death. I am more afraid of an injury than the pain of death. part of me can't wait to be present with the...
    lonewolf7777 lonewolf7777 36-40, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    There is something that I DO enjoy doing. Why don't pervs PM me to find out? *evil smile*
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I don't answer every message I get. 90% of the time, its just perves messaging me wanting to cyber or some **** like that, the other part of the time is because i log in through...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    I miss you. and when you don't respond, it hurts. please just say something
    theatregeek21 theatregeek21 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    Now I am going to vent! Yesterday on the current affair was a programme about a "church" whose adherents are meeting in Sydney, the followers come from all over the world to the...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 15 Responses 1 day ago

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    i believe only persons who need to be apart of something concrete
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Whenever I express something on fb, or here about problem I'm having or just a bad day, I'm always dreading that one person who is going to say something like "I'll pray for you...
    MammaWolfie MammaWolfie 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    To others also blocked by 'Misreedy', It seems as though Missreedy has had her cage rattled. A deep insecurity, especially if she has blocked vociferous non-believers like me...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Had an experience with this girl who I talked to for about one year and six months, we talked everyday for hours, we wanted to meet in real life. I found a hidden facebook account...
    SpanishCristian SpanishCristian 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    On Saturday, a good friend of mine asked me to go to church with her. I didn't want to go, but I still went with her to make her happy. I don't normally go to church, so I thought...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was on my smoke break at work and was chatting the solar system, space travel, ect. I chimed in "I feel that believing in aliens is fun, more fun than believing in ghost...
    Uxirusu Uxirusu 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    NY Times: ********** not a Crime; Pedos "Deserve Rights"
    PMWhite PMWhite 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    But I want him gone. I don't believe he deserves any happiness, or even calm contentment, after the way he treated me.... I'm STILL waiting with extreme impatience for Karma to...
    AloneInUniverse AloneInUniverse 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    But I want him gone. I don't believe he deserves any happiness, or even calm contentment, after the way he treated me.... I'm STILL waiting with extreme impatience for Karma to...
    AloneInUniverse AloneInUniverse 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Married for 5 years. Together for 7 years. We have two children (4 and 7). The seven year old is from my previous marriage. That previous marriage was abusive and he cheated on...
    m3385 m3385 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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