How important is marriage to you?

India
August 6, 2008 8:41am CST
In view of a lot of people favouring living in relationship instead of marriage, it seems marriage is falling out of favour. If we add to it the ever increasing rates of divorces, then it becomes even more clear. What are your views on it? And what happens to the children born out of live-in relationships?
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6 responses
@gemini_rose (16192)
6 Aug 08
My marriage is important to me because I do not want to see it fail, but my overall view of marriage these days is that I would not do it again if I had the chance. I did not realise how hard it is to keep a marriage going until I got married, before marriage it was all fun and care free and relaxed. Marriage just seems to place a lot of different pressures on the couple and it can be hard work at times. I do not feel that in todays world it would affect a child too much, some it probably would but to many now it is the way things are. Before long it will just be normal to have parents who are either not married or not together anymore.
• India
6 Aug 08
It seems all right that these days being children of separated parents is not that hard as no one feels that they have been ill-treated by fate as they find so many children around them in similar situations.
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
Marriage is sacred to me. As long as there is love between husband and wife, there is enough reason for them to get separated. They should respect the vow they made. If one commits a mistake, he or she should be forgiven. Love conquers all.
• India
6 Aug 08
I am sure you meant '...there isn't enough reason...'. Anyways, forgiveness and understanding are critical to any relationship especially marriage, where we come to know each and everything (not necessarily nice) about each other.
• India
31 Dec 09
Ya. I agreed with ur point. Myself also not interested in marriage. In my view marriage is a turning point for people. youngsters who are not married yet will take atleast a small step to help others or atlast they spend a little time for others. But after marriage they start thinking about their family only. They become more selfish.
@rhen1986 (34)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
personally, i dont believe in marriage, as of now, i think its just a piece of paper, if you really love the person u dont really have to do it, cause marriage is so hard to keep now a days, its hard to trust someone, and be faithful, its so hard, although in the near future i still want to settle down and have kids but as of now i really dont believe in marriage iam more on live-in. thats it hehe
• United States
6 Aug 08
Marriage is very important to me.. I love being married all the issues that we go through and learning how to fix them is the best thing in the world.. Its very important to be married because it gives me and my husband stability and we need each other to get through the tough times.. My husband and i both don't believe in divorce so that i really can't help in my view about this.. I know that you always can bring back the love in a relationship...
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
I grew up in a conservative family. Hence, I grew up with the notion that marriage is very important not only for the wife and husband but also for the kids as well. besides, there is no such thing as divorce here in my country. Personally, if a person really loves you, then there's no reason why you should not get married. Marriage may seem to be just a piece of paper to some people but I think I would be more secure if the man I love would marry me.