Why do people really get married?

@waflay (2726)
Nairobi, Kenya
November 4, 2016 3:21am CST
There are a number of reasons why anyone would find it fit to marry or even get married.But to some extent,it's obvious that the majority look forward to having children.So sometime back we were treated to some shocking news here in my country of a young man who chopped off the hands of his wife for failing to sire children for the seven years that they had been married. But even as there reports that this man had issues with fertility,he still went ahead to squarely blaming his wife for their childlessness.This is one incident that brings out what children really mean in a marriage.Then something else, there are couples out there who are without children and are still happy.I think children in a marriage is a plus and this may possibly mean a happier couple. Then the society ought to change as far as children in a marriage are concerned and so keeping off pressure on any childless couple.
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• New Delhi, India
4 Nov 16
I think all have different reasons to get marriage... Varying from love, security, family, financial stability, children... For me it is love and care of my partner
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@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Nov 16
In the institution of marriage with love and care means a lot.
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• New Delhi, India
4 Nov 16
@waflay yes it is no doubt
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@aninditasen (1727)
• Raurkela, India
7 Nov 16
I don't agree we get married to just to have children. We get married to have a life partner with whom we can share our life and thoughts. I have seen childless couples leading happy lives in India.
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@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
9 Nov 16
This may be true for any couple but third parties change all this by making children in any marriage a must priority.
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• Raurkela, India
15 Nov 16
@waflaypull the reigns of those third parties.
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@JudyEv (126090)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
That is dreadful that the woman was blamed for the childlessness of the couple. In Australia, some people are choosing not to have children or to have small families.
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@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 Nov 16
The issue concerning having children is definitely the couple's decision but too bad other parties tend to poke their noses as to why so and so have not brought forth any child yet.
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@JudyEv (126090)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Nov 16
@waflay It should be nobody's business but the couples.
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@RitzzView (2759)
• India
5 Nov 16
Such a narrow minded person that husband was..who cut his wife's hand.. So bad.. Here, having marriage is like being settled.. So someone is there to look after you when you get old. Yes, children are also the concern. But we don't push it out
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@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 Nov 16
It was surely a heinous act.A marriage is a commitment between two partners,looking possibly to live happily and in a healthy relationship as they both focus on a future together.
@Meramar (2454)
4 Nov 16
Nowadays, there are many couples outside having children without getting married. It seems like marriage isn't necessary any more to build up a serious relationship.
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@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 Nov 16
Anyone can still have a healthy relationship with their children even if they choose not to get married.
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@ms1864 (6978)
• Bangalore, India
4 Nov 16
Goodness! Even here having kids after marriage is become a thing of compulsion. If a couple have been married for even a year...people start telling them they should start planing a family...and many DO...in the pressure of society.
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@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Nov 16
Having children in a marriage is treated as the first most priority by the society as a whole and the sad thing is there is this stereotype that for a couple without kids,the woman is definitely to blame.
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@skysnap (17805)
4 Nov 16
I am in 30s and unmarried. If I get married now I'd do it for experience. Because adjusting with a new person and then learning our own self from their eyes is one experience worth having.
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@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Nov 16
It's true that marriage is like a venture and once in it,it's only good to be ready to learn,experience more as partners and proudly walk as one.
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@youless (92271)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Nov 16
Getting married is not only a piece of paper. It means you have to be responsible to your spouse and your family. You can't fool around any more. And your relationship is legal. And it is a real family.
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@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Nov 16
Marriage is a holy institution and both partners should be geared towards making the union a success and bringing out the feeling of a harmonious family setting.
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@jstory07 (68247)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Nov 16
If you really do not want children than you use not really have any. If you can not have a child there is always adoption.
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@waflay (2726)
• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Nov 16
It truly depends on the couples concerned and for sure with or with no children life must move on.
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