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I Don't Believe Marriage Is Necessary

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    Believe Marriage Is Necessary! - Now that I am 44 yrs. old, I can relate to what my father used to tell about marriage.As a man, he always suggest that I should take my time to get...
    FOTOCHECK FOTOCHECK 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2012

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    Marriage Isn't For Everyone - I have been on both sides of the fence on this issue.  I was married for 16 years in a less than satisfying relationship, and now I have been...
    Vignette Vignette 51-55, F 39 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    I Don't Need It. - The only necessity I can see marriage being needed for would be benefits. For instance, when your loved one gets injured, and you want to see them at the...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    I'm Married, But I Don't Believe It's Necessary. - Does that make me a hypocrite?
    BasicallyLeslieKnope BasicallyLeslieKnope 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2013

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    I like the IDEA of it, but marriage isn't a life goal of mine. If two people are happy and don't care about going through the process and other complicated aspects of it, then I...
    Professionalgriefer Professionalgriefer 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Not Essential To A Relationship - i think if two people love each other then you don't really need marriage to validate that love or to show your level of commitment. marriage won...
    bemmie bemmie 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23, 2012

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    There Are A Lot Of Legal Papers You Would Have To Sign - to get the same rights as a couple that get's married, but it's possible. Marriage is almost harder to get out of of than...
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 18-21, T Nov 16, 2013

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    I Do - Marriage is the biggest passion killer ever devised by man.
    asango asango 56-60, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Nice But Not Necessary - I do believe in committment and marriage but don't believe that marriage is necessary. According to enrichment journal on the divorce rate in America...
    neonshades neonshades 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    Inside Knowledge - I just don't think we are able to happily stay together forever, we are too complicated for that and change too much over time. What works for you?
    JamaisVu7 JamaisVu7 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    I have always loved the idea of someday finding the perfect guy for me and getting married in some fairy tale scenario. But as I got older and watched relationships around me fail...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    If What You Seek Is Not Within You You'll Never Find It Without - People seem to think that they've got this love thing correct when they've found a person to marry and not when...
    Ariella Ariella 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Marriage, Schmarriage. - We're raised knowing that when you grow up, you get married.  You find yourself a nice person, you date them, you fall in love, and you marry them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    Marriage Should Be The Perfect Gift For Someone You Love - Treat your Marriage as gift and not a punishment to your life and everything wil;l be ok.If you've learn from your past...
    FOTOCHECK FOTOCHECK 41-45, M Jun 19, 2012

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    Once a Thing Becomes a Necessity - Once a thing becomes something that must be done, all sense of romance is removed from it. As soon as I became pressured that I was at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    You Can Be - just as committed without the paper.The paper might be a bit more protection in case of any legalities that happen, (such as the death of one of the partners) or in...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 31, 2012

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    Why We Should Married? - I know I'm too young to talk about this but this marriage thing kind of bothering me. Why people should get married? I mean what's the point of that...
    autumnmelody autumnmelody 18-21, F Apr 21, 2012

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    My Last Name - Personally I believe that I can take a vow to love, honor, respect and cherish without legal documentation.  I don't make promises I don't intend to keep...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 12 Responses May 30, 2009

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    NOT Necessary For Sure - How many times have we heard that once the rings are put on (or shortly after) that "someone" changes? Just be happy and live free. You do not need a...
    onceasailor onceasailor 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    Looking For Love... - hi everyone I am polish-Russian student living currently and study art in Melbourne Australia. Descent professional and mature guy w very open heart and...
    MishaAnale MishaAnale 31-35, M Dec 29, 2012

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    Kids - I've never been married, but even still I don't think it's necessary. I was never that girl dreaming of the perfect wedding or the ideal wedding dress. I suppose this may...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Oct 2, 2011

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    Not Necessary At All - Two people who are in love don't need a piece of paper to validate that love and they shouldn't have to prove their love before God or anyone else.
    chumchi chumchi 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Unwed N Happy - I know that their are strong Christian views about marriage, but my partner and I are happy together with our little baby girl. Not everyone can afford the...
    reasonseasonlifetime reasonseasonlifetime 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    Maybe Someday - Proven fact: marriage is the number 1 cause of divorce Well first I'd have to find someone I want to spend the rest of my life, second she'd have to want to spend...
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    I used to think so but - Changed my mind in a big way... sorry
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2012

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    No Love Should Last Forever - While I think I will get married someday, I'm constantly battling the presumption that a relationship is meaningless or "failed" if it doesn...
    Honir Honir 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 27, 2008

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    Things Change... - When I was little I used to think Marriage was the golden light. Marriage used to be everything but then I grew up. I learned i'm a bastard child but still had a...
    Beatenrodent Beatenrodent 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    Isn'T Marriage A Trap? - I just don't understand why people get married. There's too many examples of failed marriages. Kim Kardashian.... Let's not even go on that one. It seems...
    JennyJen4lyfe JennyJen4lyfe 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Married, But Believe Marriage Isn't for Everyone. - First off let me say I like being married. However, it takes a lot of patience, understanding, and commitment to make a good...
    jlk2 jlk2 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2013

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    A Lifetime Decision? - Many people get married while they are in their 20s. "To love and hold, forever. Until death." Why? Why the pressure to make a 'lifetime' decision...
    rusted rusted 51-55, M 8 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    Just to give you a perspective of how odd my family was I shall tell you this. When my grandmother announced that she was marrying "Mr Willeard", her father swore and her mother...
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Apr 8

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    Marriage....What a Concept!! - There are several reasons that I think there is something wrong with the concept of marriage as we Westerners think of it. Let's start with "til...
    NebulaNoxx NebulaNoxx 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 8, 2008

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    To A Certain Extent. - I believe that marriage is something which should be private. Now I don't mean hidden, I just mean something personal. A solemn pledge between 2 people, and...
    Rivfader Rivfader 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    It's just not for me, I can see the appeal. The ceremony, the ring, the statement you're making, you're telling the world "we are together" that on it's own is beautiful. I just...
    Arriety Arriety 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    What Is The Point - If you are truly committed to your special other, then the matters of the heart are exactly that! A ring is great, but a piece of paper that binds you not only...
    RedheadJolene RedheadJolene 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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    Okay hear is another tidbit into what makes me who I am. At 18 I got married the first time and had the worst marriage ever it was ten years if me working, buying a house, a car...
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Welcome To My World - my mom and i left the hospital at 10:30 last night, where we'd been with my dad most of the day, to discover that she had been ticketed not once, but twice...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday 36-40, F 9 Responses May 18, 2011

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    Disappointed - I don't believe marriage is necessary, probably because I married the wrong one.  Not that there was another, but my marriage is the biggest mistake I have ever...
    Michiganmom Michiganmom 46-50, F 5 Responses May 7, 2008

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    Contracts and Love Are Mutually Exclusive -  When I look at it, I think what that piece of paper changes is the fact that you're not together because you love each other...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 8 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    I'm Afraid - Besides all the questions that I wrote on "Why we should married?" there's something more on why I dont think marriage is necessary. It's because, I've seen that my...
    autumnmelody autumnmelody 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    Unspoken Agreement - When i was a child i always would say "i cannot love someone, until i can learn to love myself"; Never did i think i could achieve this...
    mistamew mistamew 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    My Views... - Ok... so I guess this is the big moment where I will fall out of favour with some of you... c'est la vie... I just can't understand why we feel we need a piece of...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333 46-50, F 19 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    Most women dream of marriage but it never appealed to me. I dont believe there is a man special enough for me to want it.
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I cannot see how marriage makes a relationship happier, stronger or better in any way. Maybe if it wasn't so easy to get a divorce people would take marriage a little more...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I Am Loyal To A Fault.. - case and point...
    Stillafloat83 Stillafloat83 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    An Institution - Marriage is an institution; last I checked, being institutionalized was a bad thing   Seriously though, I do not view marriage as "necessary"...
    Magickintheair Magickintheair 18-21 3 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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