Pregnant Before Marriage

Nigeria
December 22, 2008 8:45am CST
If a couple gets pregnant before marriage, do they have to still get married or just continue to live their life?
6 responses
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
22 Dec 08
that really depends on them. some people are happy with living with each other without getting married. it still puzzles me but i guess they have a phobia of marriage. some of my friends do have a phobia of marriage. dont' ask me why. but i'd still advice on getting married. it gives the girl a proper status of a married woman. some traditional older people do frown upon the fact that you're not married and yet you have children.
• Nigeria
22 Dec 08
Yea, that is correct, it protray a form of dignity for the lady.
@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
22 Dec 08
I do not think that being pregnant is a good reason to get married. Where you planning on getting married before the pregancy? If not, why do when you find out the baby. Marriage should be created because you love each other, not because some accidently got pregnant. Does that make sense? It will avoid hurt feelings in the future.
• Kottayam, India
22 Dec 08
If you are mature enough to do so it is okay. But if you are planning better to have relations after marriage which help us avoid many awkward situations.
@brian_s (570)
• United States
22 Dec 08
Here in the US, either one can happen. I do think it depends on the situation. I think that if the guy is a decent guy, then it is best for the marriage to happen, for the sake of the sanctity of marriage, and for the child. If the father is a loser, and it would be better for the girl to not have the father around the child, then I think it's best not to get married.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
22 Dec 08
As another poster already commented, here in the U.S. you can pretty much do whatevrer you want; get married, live together or live apart. Both parents should think about what is best for the child and, in my opinion, that is for the child to be raised by both parents in a loving, nurturing home. Sometimes that isn't possible. The alternative, even for couples who no longer get along, is for the absent parent to remain a regular part of the child's life. Children need the love and support of both parents in order to grow up emotionally healthy.
@AlephWren (135)
• Argentina
22 Dec 08
"LIVE" their life? What do you call life??????? They must get married, otherwise why they conceived a baby?