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I Don't Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 92 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    No Judgement

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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, T Jul 10, 2014

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    I'm not sure if ill ever get married. I don't feel love.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have total a new concept of marriage ! Usually male think he needs to offer life to girls ,sure ! It is not wrong ! But it does not mean girls only gain it free ! I mean ,make...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 1 Response May 10

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    All these stories of cheating on here make me not want to ever get married
    bmo7987 bmo7987 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Why [...] do some highly educated people believe religious claims? First, smart persons are good at defending ideas that they originally believed for non-smart reasons. They want...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 3 Responses May 2

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    I don't believe it exists. All religion is either disorganized or no one attends it. (Joking) :D I do tend to think though that whenever you get a collection of people together...
    JaxyBaine JaxyBaine 26-30, F 4 Responses May 7

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    I have lived my entire life with people telling me that someone is watching out for me. I don't believe it. I that was true then I would be dead or even better, I would have never...
    sequoia1234 sequoia1234 41-45 Apr 26

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    It is not that I don't believe in love. love doesn't believe in me
    isa1196 isa1196 18-21, F May 13

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    Okay, call me crazy but I have reach to the point in life where I don't believe in God no more every single damn day my life keeps getting worst and worst I have attempted suicide...
    Katt007 Katt007 18-21, F 6 Responses May 13

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    There is no proof god exist. So I don't believe in it .
    Biactwowwowoowwcatwit Biactwowwowoowwcatwit 18-21, T 1 hr ago

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    My parents are monogamous and it fits well for them and that is okay. I think monogamy is monotonous and virtually impossible. Are we all not sexually attracted to other people? It...
    jenn4u jenn4u 31-35, F 5 Responses May 1

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    Sometimes I just get so irritated by things religious people say. I just cannot figure out how anybody believes in any of this stuff, and I still can't fully believe that they...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 6 Responses May 2

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    It doesn't matter who owns the land, you pay taxes anyways. I don't want to sound offensive, but why would anyone be OK with giving up their life just so the world can keep...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M May 8

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    Documentary: Atheists Don't Exist
    PMWhite PMWhite 31-35, M 2 Responses May 6

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    I feel so dirty and gross after what happened. I feel like I don't deserve to want or desire anything and that all good things that happen to me I shouldn't expect. I hope I can...
    reyrey022 reyrey022 26-30, F 1 Response May 8

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    my parents make me visit church youth... which is ok. we do lots of cool stuff like singing, camping and art stuff. however i dont believe in god at all... its sometimes shocking...
    Clarissa01 Clarissa01 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I read an article about Jimmy Carter's struggle with reconciling his religious beliefs and his personal experiences - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/24/1379812/-Jimmy-Carter...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I am proud to be Scottish, but Scottish is wholly my identity. My identity is comprised of many different aspects, such as my personality, morals and beliefs. I feel that in...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I find it a silly idea to believe in saints,as far as i can notice people do that for most time to get "Heavenly Blessings". I think believing in saints will distract a believer...
    wasseem wasseem 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Long ago I met people I thought would be lifelong friends here,turns out that some of them were liars and fakes and others were just passing through my life. I should be more...
    shelle48 shelle48 61-65, F 4 Responses May 5

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    Hi there men and women of morals, some people do believe in cheating. We've all seen the "I am the other woman" group. They have a great enabling network. Betrayed people, men and...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 1 Response May 6

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    i think it's just total bullshit , Reincarnation is just a man made concept to make excuses for all the wrong and unfair things that go on in this world... According to the...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 3 Responses May 11

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    I dont believe in realign though i want to i cant ....u frankly even if there i s a Gid dont agree with the idea of it
    superpuff superpuff 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    bettycc11 bettycc11 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    I'm not some militant Atheist but I'm not particularly fond of the idea of religion in general. I can respect it and acknowledge the many benefits it has contributed in arts and...
    JustUhhhThought JustUhhhThought 22-25, M 7 Responses May 3

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