Sologamy

@FourWalls (13354)
United States
May 15, 2017 8:46am CST
A friend of mine posted a news item on Facebook over the weekend. I had to check because it sounded like one of those spoof sites (like The Onion). It involved a growing trend, known as sologamy. More simplistically, people are marrying themselves in ceremonies. Apparently this started from a joke in the TV series Sex and the City, where one of the characters married herself to stop people from asking "when are you going to get married". But people are taking it seriously now. Even though it's not a recognized marital status legally anywhere in the world, which means you cannot claim "married" on your tax returns (or "married filing separately," for that matter), it does raise questions to me. 1. Usually the bride's family pays for the wedding. If a man marries himself, who pays? 2. For that matter, does the mother pay if a woman marries herself, and the father pays if herself marries the woman? 3. What happens if one of the one parties decides to end the marriage? Which one files for divorce? 4. And how about alimony? Who'll have to pay it? And can a sologamist sue himself/herself for non-support? I would hope the one good thing about self-marriage is that there's no argument about sex...but there probably is. Here's a song about self-love, issued long before the Sex and the City episode, from the great Joan Armatrading:
joan armatrading live at rockpalast ,1980 " me myself i "
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7 responses
• United States
15 May 17
Love Joan Four Walls. This trend is really strange to me honestly. But as we know, people will jump on any old band wagon.
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@amadeo (64143)
• United States
15 May 17
I almost forgotten about here.I remember her well. As for the marriage.Today most couple make out some contract about this. Which I think is stupid.But then again I am living in a different area.
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@teamfreak16 (40941)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 May 17
What will they think of next?
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@FourWalls (13354)
• United States
16 May 17
Marrying your pet? Or has that already been done?
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@teamfreak16 (40941)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 May 17
@FourWalls - Wouldn't surprise me if it's been tried.
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@FourWalls (13354)
• United States
16 May 17
@LoriAMoore -- I guess we should be thankful, given this is Kentucky, he wasn't trying to marry his sister.....
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@JohnRoberts (54615)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May 17
Oh Good Grief. Is this another millennial thing?
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@FourWalls (13354)
• United States
15 May 17
Must be. If the 70s was the "me decade," what can we call the decade of the millennials?
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@SonjaRae (4895)
• United States
15 May 17
@JohnRoberts! I laughed!
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@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
15 May 17
I have heard of that before but I think it is the silliest thing ever. Well as they say to each their own.
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@Corbin5 (103433)
• United States
15 May 17
A lot of questions do arise regarding sologamy. You posed some great ones here. In a novel I am reading, I was ticked by this: Question: "What is a dysfunctional family?" Answer: "A family with more than one person." Sologamy may lead to freedom from dysfunction.
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@SonjaRae (4895)
• United States
15 May 17
I will just be SINGLE AND IN LOVE with myself. No sense complicated it! LOL
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