Is marriage a contract?

@amadeo (73426)
United States
February 20, 2018 12:07pm CST
Good afternoon there. So marriage is a contract.Well I never looked at it that way. Not sure what they mean by contract.Does this mean a mutual agreement ? I for one have not sign a contract.Know many young couple today sign some sort of mutual agreement. Was that a new trend a while back.His and Her signed a contract of the do's and don't's? I am sure that this is still going on today. photo online
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@LadyDuck (176962)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
In Italy the marriage is not considered "a contract" but it is a "Legal Act" that gives you rights and duties. In fact you have to file for a divorce if you do not want to continue the marriage anymore.
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• India
21 Feb
as Same in India
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@LadyDuck thank you for the information there.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Feb
We didn't sign any contracts. They weren't 'in' when we got married and neither of us had anything of value anyway. although Vince did have a fridge!
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Feb
A step up huh? Hey, he got a good deal.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Feb
@JamesHxstatic Did you start married life with very little? We did but all our friends were in much the same boat. Nowadays it seems many newlyweds want a fully furnished place complete with new furniture before they'll take the plunge. Till then, some are even happy to sponge off Mum and Dad while they save up for their dream home.
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@JudyEv there you go he will want the Firdge
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@shaggin (37757)
• United States
20 Feb
I am not sure what it means really. I do know my husband and I both signed a marriage certificate. I think marriage is a lifetime commitment. I was very upset when my marriage ended. I went into marriage for it to be forever.
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
20 Feb
@shaggin I see.So sorry about this.
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@Corbin5 (116393)
• United States
20 Feb
I do believe marriage is a contract between two people, since both make promises to each other. I do not like the term "contract," though. Perhaps "agreement' would work better.
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
20 Feb
@Corbin5 same here.Do not like the word contract.
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@Courage7 (16490)
• United States
20 Feb
Yes contracts or pre nups are the usual now
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
20 Feb
@Courage7 correct there.
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• Cuddalore, India
20 Feb
In this generation its going on like that only. No true love.Only murder and money everywhere.
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
20 Feb
@Lighntecityabishek96 interesting way of looking there?
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22 Feb
Truthfully, I never had any intention of getting married, so I never thought about it. But think of it now, it seems a little unfeeling to call it a contract. The couple are two people who supposedly love another and contract to me does not sound like one would make a contract for one.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
22 Feb
most of this is done by the younger generation.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Feb
@amadeo I think you are right, The younger generation is very different than the days when I was younger.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
23 Feb
@Marty1 oh yes and same her Jen.
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• New Delhi, India
21 Feb
I dont believe that marriage is a contract. It is just a beautiful thing in itself. Its about two people becoming one for ever. Its about sharing love between two people.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@Swayamsiddha Many people sign contract to protect their investment before tying the knots.
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• New Delhi, India
22 Feb
@amadeo I have not heard about in my area
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
22 Feb
@Swayamsiddha Here in the states most people do.
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• Philippines
21 Feb
its a forever contract, but it shouldnt be like that because some cant get along
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@Strawberry18 yes your right .Divorce is very high today in our country
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• Philippines
22 Feb
@amadeo at least there its legal but here its not you have to pay a high fee to divorce someone and its a lot of work
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
22 Feb
@Strawberry18 your right.The lawyers here will suck you up.
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@NJChicaa (46362)
• United States
20 Feb
I don’t think of it that way but I did have to sign paperwork and give my thumbprint on the marriage certificate.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
20 Feb
@NJChicaa I see that is interesting there.
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@NJChicaa (46362)
• United States
20 Feb
@amadeo I got married in Mexico. We had to have 4 witnesses, the whole ceremony was in Spanish. . . it was a trip! My husband still says that he bought a time share.
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@amadeo (73426)
• United States
20 Feb
@NJChicaa that so wonderful there.Yes he did buy a time sharelol
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• India
21 Feb
this is not contract, marriage is really good if both understand each other otherwise this is very bad
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@sourabhrock2008 Sorry it is a contract.Did you not sign your marriage certificate ?
• India
22 Feb
@amadeo yes true , but in india one do marriage without marriage certificate.
@cintol (7861)
• United States
21 Feb
I have only heard of a prenuptial agreement between two people if there is a lot of money involved but never a contract.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@cintol I see.Well you sign a marriage certificate Like a contract.
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@cintol (7861)
• United States
22 Feb
@amadeo I guess you could look at it that way, I mean your marriage certificate is saying you will stay loyal and faithful to one person so I guess that would be a contract of sorts.
@nife2018 (1148)
• Lagos, Nigeria
20 Feb
Marriage is a contract to those who taken it to cheap to joke around with, and if we should look at it, the individuals are forcing to compromise on do as i do, which results the relationship between two birds to contact.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
20 Feb
@nife2016Thank you for your comment.Nice to meet you
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@nife2018 (1148)
• Lagos, Nigeria
21 Feb
@amadeo welcome sir
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@MarymargII (10565)
• Toronto, Ontario
21 Feb
Dont really think about it that way but I guess it is considered that from the early days.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
21 Feb
No we have no contract but these days it is often wise to protect what you come into a marriage with.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@Bellestarr yes we so many people getting divorced they need to protect what they have
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
You didn't fill out any paperwork when you got married? I remember doing so. That's the contract.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@just4himOh yes we did.Your right on this.
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@snowy22315 (52926)
• United States
21 Feb
well in a sense maybe! I guess people have certain expectations.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@snowy22315 yes they do.
@Tampa_girl7 (26235)
• United States
21 Feb
For me it is more of a commitment
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@Tampa-_girl7 for some it is Marie
@Plethos (10935)
• United States
21 Feb
that is how divorced people.look at marriage. to them its like taking a lease out on a car.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
@PIethos very well said there.I loved it.
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@JustBhem (43004)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Feb
I think it's a contract between you and your partner. That you are agreeing to whatever circumstances running your way.
@amadeo (73426)
• United States
21 Feb
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