does being single mean lesser responsibilities?

Philippines
October 23, 2006 1:38am CST
a lot of people thing so, but i beg to disagree. i'm still single, but i still carry a lot of responsibilities. what are your thoughts on this?
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
6 Dec 06
I think the responsibility is harder for a single person, as the back up is not there if something goes wrong! You have to think more, and cannot blame the other person (I'm good at that! lol)
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• Philippines
6 Dec 06
thanks for responding, caramello!i appreciate your comment, your last line made me laugh.
• India
6 Dec 06
I think if u r single then u have to be more responsible as there is no one to share the responsibility & release some pressure from you
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• Philippines
6 Dec 06
so true! a + for your thoughts.
• United States
30 Nov 06
Being single only means you get to chose some of the things you are responsible for... You have only your own family obligations to meet, you can chose to accept or decline obligations to a S/O's family if there is a S/O in your life. But over all, there really isn't much if any difference in the amount of responsibility a single person has vs someone who is married.
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• Philippines
6 Dec 06
thanks, a + for your thoughts.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Life is full of responsibilites at all phases and ages, they just change with time and lifestyle. As a child, we are responsible to our parents, family, school. As an adult, we are still responsible to the same, until we then have a job and then there's that responsibility. If you have a pet, you've got responsibility, the same with bills, a car, well...everything in life comes with "rights" and "responsibilities"!
• Philippines
30 Nov 06
well said! thanks!
• United States
29 Nov 06
Not at all. Each person is different in what kind of responsibilites they have whether they are single with or without kids or married with or without kids
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• Philippines
6 Dec 06
i think so, too. thanks for your thoughts.
• United States
29 Nov 06
Not at all. Each person is different in what kind of responsibilites they have whether they are single with or without kids or married with or without kids
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• Philippines
30 Nov 06
i appreciate your comments, thanks!
@Meljep (1668)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Just different kinds of responsibilities. Maybe some that you could walk away from easier than a person who has a family or children.
• Philippines
30 Nov 06
a + for your thoughts. thanks for replying.
• South Africa
29 Nov 06
I think if you single you have to shoulder the responsibility completely. At least in a committed relationship you support and help each other. Of course the flip side is you have to carry the extra responsibilities.. caring for another human being is in itself is one of the greatest responsibilities you can have. I think it's probably the same either way. Life is life. Bills are bills - and stress is stress.
• Philippines
29 Nov 06
great point, my sentiments exactly. thanks for responding,rated you for this.
@domenyag (1273)
• Philippines
6 Dec 06
Being single and getting married is just the same. You still have responsibilities. Its just that too different thing. When you are single, your responsibility to your family is your fucos while if you a married your responsibility to your wife/husband and chilren is your fucos
• Philippines
6 Dec 06
indeed, you just tend to focus on different things. thanks for replying.
@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I think the responsibilities are just different. And a lot of times, the responsibilities of a single person are less than those of someone in a relationship. Single, your responsibilities are only your own.
• Philippines
30 Nov 06
thanks, i appreciate your comments.
@mayakup (1309)
• United States
29 Nov 06
i think so
• Philippines
6 Dec 06
why do you think so? any experiences you'd like to share?
@metong (655)
• Philippines
29 Nov 06
i don't think so, it depends upon his situation in the family.
• Philippines
30 Nov 06
yeah, i agree with you, thanks.