why do ...

@jess07 (319)
July 14, 2008 9:34am CST
Why do we feel the need to get married? Some couples have children and are very happy without being married!So i wonder why some people HAVE to get married?
4 responses
@carlysle (271)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
me and some of my friends have been wondering about this too... it seems that we are almost "expected" to get married when we reach at a certain age.. somehow for the longest time it has been expected of us from society that we get married.. and regarding to couples with children some would argue that getting married would make it "legal" that if something happens both parties are protected by law.. for alimony, child support or whatever.. if this is the case - getting married is more of legal thingie than being romantic.. isnt it?? am i making sense?? ahaha.. well anyway.. thats my opinion...
@jess07 (319)
17 Jul 08
thanks i agree with you !
@lisa1105 (108)
14 Jul 08
hi jess 07 im with someone and been together for 4 years and have 2 children i would like to get married one day, but thats because i would like to have my dress and a nice big ring lol
• United States
14 Jul 08
I honestly don't understand why people feel they "have" to be married. It seems like those who do are often the ones who become the most unhappy about it. I feel marriage is a choice that should be made without pressure or stereotypes.
@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
14 Jul 08
After 3 marriages and 3 divorces......I'm not sure. lol I have been with my s/o over 3 years, we live together as if we were married, but I don't feel the need to have a ring or a piece of paper (marriage license) to know that he loves me and I love him. We are happy with the way things are and have never really discussed marriage, other than to know we have both been down that aisle and are in no big rush to do it again. I think some people get caught up with the romantic side of it, the proposal, wedding, honeymoon, etc. not really thinking about the day to day life. And of course most parents of my generation was brought up to believe it was wrong to just live together, without being married, and that has been passed down to their children.