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I Don't Think I'll Ever Get Married

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    Too Much Stress That I Don't Need

    All I want to do is spend my life with the person I love. I don't need marriage to prove that. I don't plan on having kids, so that's just another reason why I don't need to get married. The only downside to this lifestyle is that it probably makes it tougher to find a woman with...
    shocks shocks 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2011

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    Simply Because...

    I don't want to. Every girl dreams of finding the perfect guy and have the perfect wedding and the perfect marriage. Not me. It would be nice, but it's not necessary.
    Sprittany Sprittany 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    Well, This is how i grew up.

    My father was an alcoholic and a smoker. Consequently, he died at the age of 42 because he was diabetic and never really took good care of himself even though he had four children with me being the youngest. He died when I was only a year 8 months old. My eldest sister says that...
    Emptycanvas Emptycanvas 22-25, F Dec 22, 2013

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    I have never once had a guy flirt with me,

    i think there is something wrong with me...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Only Ideal

     I do want to get married but i'm maybe too ideal.  i plan on marrying someone that makes my heart sing and I do the same for him....we love, respect, support, and undertsand each other and hold the same values and goals in life.  I've had relationships that I...
    airvenus airvenus 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2010

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    Thou Shall Get Married Is Not Apart Of The Ten Commandments

    Marriage is over-rated. I grew up with a father that treated my mother like a door mat and he trained my brothers to do the same to their women. I watch my brothers beat their girlfriends down with words and their fist. If this is the life I have to look forward to being, in a...
    AnnNat AnnNat 26-30 3 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    Overrated

    Unlike most people I do not think about marriage at all. It seems like a waste time. Basically its just a title doesn't mean that person will stay faithful. In this day and age it doesn't seem like anyone stays faithful anymore. The fact that some people will try to justify...
    idreamdaily idreamdaily 18-21, F May 9, 2013

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    If I don't get married it's fine I'll just

    travel and enjoy life. 😂😊😌
    Sammie099 Sammie099 13-15, F Jul 26

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    Destined To Be Single

    I am 31 this year. Most of my mates are already married with kids. Sometimes i envy them. they lived a contented life with their wives and kids. I hate attending weddings, since i know there will be many questions of marriage directed towards me. I have never had a woman who...
    yazed yazed 31-35, M 8 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    I'd Never Remarry - I Don't Understand Why We Marry Anyway

    This is my second marriage; we’ve been married ten years.  I love my husband but I would NEVER do it again. If it ends for any reason, I’m done with marriage.  If our marriage had a contract expiration date, there is NO WAY that I’d extend the contract...
    Abeja Abeja 41-45, F 14 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Marriage Won't Work For Me!

    I have seen people..seen life...so much.I have seen people who just "bear with" their partners for fear of a divorce..people who just live unhappy lives thinking of what the separation of parents will do to the children..People who stop loving...each other...completely after...
    tenderheart35 tenderheart35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2011

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    It Finally Happened, Or So I Thought

    Giving up on love was never something that I planned; it has just happened. You see, I found love many years ago, but I was the wrong religion, he and I both knew this. The second love of my life was a man who was the "right" religion but his grown children felt I was too young...
    heartprotection heartprotection 41-45, F 5 Responses May 29, 2011

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    Not For Me...

    I've never been that little girl who pictures her dream wedding. That little girl who seems to be holding out for some perfect person to emerge from the shadows and give her life a fairytale ending. My mum sounded amused when she asked me recently, "aren't you getting...
    FateCantDecide FateCantDecide 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2009

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    which I was fine with in my early twenties.

    After being in the military for a long while, alone, and having lived everywhere that I felt exotic enough for me, I just feel so empty. I get to live like a bachelorette, old panties on the ground, beer and cereal with Sunday football. It's just become so boring. I'm 26 now...
    CMB2352 CMB2352 26-30, F Oct 23

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    Want Marriage, So Bad, But Idk If It Will Happen

    The man I love, and I want to marry so bad, seems to be a marriage-a-phobe or something like that. We've been dating since I was 16 and this year, in Sept, we will be together for 10 yrs. Every time I bring up marriage though, this man I wish to marry comes up with some kind of...
    KiKi586 KiKi586 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    I've Never Been Married and Don't Care!

    I'm ok being alone, meeting with my casual partner from time to time. I don't want children, either. And I hate sharing my personal time with somebody 24/7. I'm very busy with my studies right now and looking for a job. Sex is great, I enjoy that but... that's all. I have...
    EstellaDunH EstellaDunH 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2008

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    Who Knows

    I am 34 yrs old and it seems at every turn I cant win. Why is it so many women find it hard to just be straight up honest and not play games. They talk about guys and all our bs but then they go and pull the same crap or worse. Maybe someday should a miracle occur I will get...
    floridarob79 floridarob79 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    The Difference Between a Best Friend and a Spouse

    Your best friend is someone you can have a knock-down drag-out fight with, tell them to **** off, and not speak with them for two years, knowing damn well that the moment either one of you are in trouble, you will be there for each other.  A spouse is someone who you fight...
    HeWhoPleasures HeWhoPleasures 41-45, M 10 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    My partner of nearly 9 years

    and father of my two children will not marry me because he says "WHY would I marry you? How can I spend the rest of my life with someone like you? I can't stand you." In the next breath he could say he loves me and plans to be with me forever. I can only think he won't marry me...
    laadeedah laadeedah 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Nope

    I have been there and done that. This marriage thing is not working for me. Seriously. One failed marriage that is enough. I don't hate him. We are very different. I think that is why we don't work out. Of course he is better off  with someone who can be a mother and a wife to...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F Aug 18, 2011

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    Independence

    I've been single all of my life, and I'm pushing 30. I don't have many great relationships to speak of. I'm really not looking for that special someone presently. Most of the fellows I grew up with married in their early 20's and now have toddlers. I'm not jealous by that fact...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    I Hate The Way That I Am

    I hate that i´m so insecure, i can´t look at people´s eyes when i´m talking to them, let alone a man! I feel like i´m worthless and i have a TON of self-exteem issues.How can i love someone if i don´t even love myself?? I´m really shy so i often  look like someone who...
    karla1527 karla1527 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    Living The Single Life

    I have never been in a serious relationship. I am afraid I will die without having experienced one close relationship. I have tried to put myself out there and have met a few men but after a few meetings they stop calling. I even avoid people and social events because all I...
    magicland magicland 36-40 Apr 22, 2012

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    Searching For My Patricia

    In summer/autumn of 2009 I had a profound experience which turned my world upside down.  I had recently given blood and learnt how the black and Asian communities were three times more likely to need a kidney transplant than Caucasians.  I took upon myself to tell as many of...
    childofgod74 childofgod74 36-40, M Feb 28, 2012

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    Again

    Like many on here I was married for 17 years.   We grew apart that is the short of it.  It got to the point where I wanted to be out of there and be on the road more than I wanted to be with her and in that house.  Can't tell you how hard it was go go back at the end of every...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 8 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    I Have Never Stopped Loving My First Wife

    you know i never will we shared something few understand or can even start to understand of what true love was in the years we were with each other we never had a fight for a good reason or even a silly reason, and yes we did fight every day with each other but not like others...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    It Seems Like It'll Never Happen...

    Hell, I'm 18, and yeah that's a bit young to be saying I don't think it'll ever happen.. I know this.. But it's this whole combination of things.. I'm 18 on a physical level, not mentally.. Mentally I'm exhausted... Mental breakdown at 17. Tens (10s) of let-downs throughout my...
    Ariesgrl18 Ariesgrl18 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F Nov 14

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    I Don't See It

    Granted that I am still young and who knows what the future has in store for me, but ... I don't ever see myself getting married or even having kids. I mean ... at one time that is all I ever dreamed about and it was all I could think of. And then ... *boom* ... I didn't want it...
    LosingIt LosingIt 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2007

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    Never - I Don't Think

      I have been in 3 serious relationship since  i finished school..i've been engaged ones  but not  even for long.  I'm now 29  things have changed and still nothing.   I  don't think I'm ever going to  get married and have kids...
    only4me only4me 26-30, F 10 Responses May 14, 2008

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    I Fear

    I fear I may never get married because I can never truly trust someone enough to ever marry them, I also understand the perspective that people can live together for centuries and never have children and never split apart though either. I guess my perspective on marriage is that...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    A Title For This Experience

    One spring one of my high-school mates, a good friend of mine, got married. He and i, as well as his gf/fiancee/now wife, all went to the same university. My mom and his mom had become close friends so one day my mom came up and we went to the wedding together.Of course, there...
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    I'm Glad I Never Got Married...

    I was with my partner for 27 years, we had 4 children and 3 of them are adults, well-adjusted, working and always call us just to keep in touch, then I realised there was no love between us and I left him... it was easy to up and go because we were'nt married... the kids were...
    truthseekr truthseekr 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2010

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    Shocked.

    I found this group by accident. But overall I am shocked that so many women think that marriage will define their love with their man. LoL this is laughable because marriage is just an agreement to stay together forever. There would be no divorce without marriage and there would...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    :(

    And it kills me, It has always been my dream but that dream seems so far away and unreachable, I feel so sad, why can't anyone love me?
    Val86 Val86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    It Would Be For the Best

    I don't think it would be fair to subject another human being to me. It would be pure torture for them. I was never one to picture myself getting married anyhow.  I never imagined having a 'wedding' like little girls are supposed to. I can't even keep friends so there is...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Happily Never After...

    Like any other girls, I always dreamt that I would meet the perfect guy, have a beautiful wedding, and raise adorable children... until reality hit me. I grew up in a family with unhappy marriage: constant fighting, yelling and screaming... Eventually, my dad had an affair and it...
    kimy28 kimy28 22-25, F Aug 18, 2012

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    25 Years Old

    I always just assumed that by 25 I would be married. My parents were married at that age and I guess that's why. I still live at home but there is a very good reason for this. With the economy the way it is I can't afford to live on my own and I my parents need help supporting my...
    MidnightMoonBeam MidnightMoonBeam 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    Stay Because You Love Me, Leave When You Don't

    For the record, I still believe in the sanctity of marriage.  I was with the same man for almost 22 years, married for 12 of those years.  Saying vows to each other didn't make our relationship better.  I am someone who keeps her word when she gives it.  I stayed in my...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    Twice Is Enough!

    I've been married twice, and I found out I'm not really the greatest husband. About the only thing I really excel at is the bedroom activities. I don't regret having gotten married, but I learned a lot about myself and the wives I've had, and now I'm happily single. But I don't...
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Aug 24, 2013

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    On The Bus To I'm Doomed St.

    I have been living with my kid's dad for nearly 8 years. I don't think I'll ever get married.
    PolarizedLove PolarizedLove 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    For Not?

    I have a bunch of reasons for this. And no, it isn't because self-esteem issues. Here are some reasons why this isn't going to work out: 1. I'm a child of divorce. I had to watch my parents fight for almost 20 years. It was the ugliest thing that you can put a child through...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 13 Responses Apr 7, 2011

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