Marriage::: For LOVE or MONEY??????

@lpetges (3037)
United States
January 12, 2007 9:11am CST
I am married now, and married my highschool sweetheart 25 years ago. I totally am in love with him, but we were young when we married, and had a baby right away. We struggled for a long time financially-i wouldn't trade him for the world-But, if anything ever happened to him-I would not want to be alone, and I would Marry a rich man.
9 responses
@zack_3004 (1210)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 07
i married for love.
@lpetges (3037)
• United States
21 Jan 07
that is really nice, but you are young, and when i was young that is what i married for. And it would be nice to have some money thats all
@amafrias (456)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I am afraid you would be sadly dissappointed. I once married for money and security after years of struggling. There is nothing that hurts worse than living out your days with someone you do not love. Money does not fill this void. I would live in a cardboard box with someone I love, rather than a mansion with someone I did not. It would eat at you each and every day. You would yearn for the love. Please believe me when I tell you money does not buy happiness. It can help you have things that you think will make you happy, but in the long run we all yearn for love.
@lpetges (3037)
• United States
21 Jan 07
i think there are a lot of dissappointed poor people married out there. I don't mean to sound shallow, but being poor, or even check to check kind of life does not appeal to me anymore.
@Darkwing (21590)
12 Jan 07
That's your perogative, and maybe the view of many a person in love. Mine differs... money means nothing where love is concerned. It's more important that you are compatible and your love-making spontaneous and not repellent. I firmly believe that we have one soul mate, and when you've found him, you never want another. Even in parting, I would look forward to the time when I joined my soul-mate again, and focus on that and my child(ren). I wouldn't have a need for another man, or his money. My love is eternal.
@lpetges (3037)
• United States
12 Jan 07
that exactly why i would never marry another man for love. my husband and children are everything to me. But, lets be practical. if there was a man that was poor and loved me, and a rich man that loved me, which would you pick. This has nothing to do with now, it is when i am alone or if i am. i could never find the love i have with this man. but at this point in my life, i'm just saying that i've already loved, and when we had no money, i'm not doing that again. we grew together, and nothing else will compare, the only thing left is to be rich/compionship
@hfadzli (440)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 07
Well..Love comes first..money comes 2nd..
• India
12 Jan 07
I dont know what to do but i will go for the girl which i love i agnore the money ....
@anup12 (4182)
• India
12 Jan 07
I mean it is ridiculous why on earth one will marry for money it si for love
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
if you lost your best happiness then find your second best hapiness. I suppose its your kid and giving her a good future would make you happy. In this world, you need to be also be worldly to survive. This place is no joke, we have to be practical
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
That's a tough decision yet, don't you think it's quite unfair for him and you? coz as you said you love him so much, but when something happens to him you're going to marry a rich man? don't you think your husband likes that?....
@variety (105)
• Belgium
12 Jan 07
The solution u propose is normal. Because human need stability... and in fact u'll be not fed with love