is marriage essential for everyone ?

India
February 11, 2008 7:38am CST
Marriage is very essential for everyone.Without which man/woman is incomplete.But some people do not want!
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• United States
11 Feb 08
For me it is very important but that is because my marriage means something. The thing is though that some people love eachother truly and completely and don't/can't get married. Does that take away from what they have?? I don't think so. There are also alot of people who get married for financial reasons and could care less about the other person otherwise. And there are people who don't place value in marriage anymore. It all depends on the individual. I have to totally disagree though that someone is incomplete without marriage. :)
11 Feb 08
I really respect this answer :) And I hope you have a long and happy life together!
11 Feb 08
Marriage is just a piece of paper. It doesn't dictate love or the depth of love. People can have a loving and happy and fulfilling relationship without the law telling them they're bound to one another.
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11 Feb 08
Well, for me is the most unimportant thing in life. I do not belive that a pink piece of paper and a big party will make my life with my half better. Plus, my parents just got divorced. And it was a waste of money, time and a looooot of pissing off. So if I had doubts if I am right about not wanting to get married, they are all gone now. I can share my life and everything with someone without that piece of paper.
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11 Feb 08
hiya i feel marriage is must. god gave us life for our existence in this world. god made us to survive in this world. for the existance we gotto persits the human race.
11 Feb 08
And those who do not believe in your God? Or those that feel that they bring young lives into this world without a piece of paper informing the government that they will stay together for life (or until they can afford a divorce). If marriage is good for you, that's great. Go out, have the biggest party you can, declare your love to the entire city! To the world! But for others... love is private; a very personal and intimate friendship. And that's great for them too. We are all so different, so varied in the way we view the world around us, nobody should chose our path for us, as long as we are hurting no one.
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@balasri (26549)
• India
11 Feb 08
Marriage is very essential for every man and woman in my view.I have seen quite some people who really repent for not having a partner in the later days in their lives.Morover it is very reasonable and beautiful arrangement for sharing your needs physical and mental.
11 Feb 08
And where does divorce fall into this happy little world? Sorry, but I've seen much pain and heartache come from marriage and the legally binding problems it causes (as well as monetary).
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@FreakQD (867)
• India
12 Feb 08
I do agree that, Marriage is essential for everyone. "The union of a man and woman in marriage is the most enduring and important human institution, and the law can teach respect or disrespect for that institution" - President George W. Bush. Throughout history, marriage has been many things to many people — social glue, a protective net for children, a solemn commitment mirroring the ties between the human and the divine. Scholars say, in fact, that the one thing marriage has never been is just one thing. "Marriage has been a dynamic, ever-changing institution.
11 Feb 08
No, I dont think it is essential for everyone - problems start when one of you wants marriage and one of you doesn't. Also dont believe that marriage necessarily keeps people together when they would otherwise split up.
@Mitraa (3187)
• India
11 Feb 08
Marriage is the basic system of social structuring! It is this system, our social relations as causins / friends take the shape! So I can say that MARRIAGE is essential for our society and thus our people. Men and women attain socially complete status by marriage! Still marriage is not wanted by some people. This is because of imbalance mental structure of the person or misundersranings!Thanks for this nice discussion!
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
11 Feb 08
Hello,Mr.Patra!you are correct,marriage is a must and that too at proper time.marriage meets the natural needs.but now a days it is seen that the youngsters are getting influenced by unconventional ideas of enjoying life altogether freely and unmarried couples are living together which is contrary to any culture. our culture,however,does not permit this type of living.according to me marriage only gives recognition and social sanction for living together to meet the needs.thank you.
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Marriage is not essential for everyone because not everyone wants/needs to be tied down to one person. Many people are surrounded by family and friends and have no desire to be married.