Can we really say that without love, a marriage breaks?

Canada
January 6, 2009 7:03am CST
Can we really say that without love, a marriage breaks?
8 responses
• United States
7 Jan 09
Love is not the only reason that keeps a marriage intact. I still believe there are a lot of couples who stay together for other reasons. Couples may not love each other as much as they did when they started but I strongly believe if the respect is still there, the marriage seems to be working. Unless one find someone else to love...that's a break up in the works.
@bbsr13 (4197)
• India
7 Jan 09
Hello,Frederick! Marriage means love.Marriage units a boy and a girl and gives social sanction to live together and love each other.So love plays the vital role for a strong relationship for the whole life.So without love no relationship would be possible.It is definitely to end.thanx.
@n30wing (4768)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
When love stop everything gets painful a lot of hurts, your not happy anymore. That is where the problem start for couples I think. What's the use, when you still both have a life to go on, it just makes life for both complicated. Have a nice day to you!
@rosdimy (3935)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 09
Without love a marriage can survive but it is not going to be a happy life. The man for example may look for fun elsewhere. In a society where marriages are arranged at a young age the couple may accept it as fate and stay together until the end. Religious conviction is another factor for many couples. In other cases there are other things which can keep a marriage intact. Usually children are the main binding factor. even after the children have their own family, the parents stay together because they do not want to hurt them. When couples live long enough together, they grow to depend a lot on each other. They may feel that it is already too late to find another partner. all the best, rosdimy
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
6 Jan 09
I dont think that a marriage relationship can last if there is not love. A married should be based on trust, honesty and love. If love is lacking than there is no relationship between the couple. It may be consideres as a buisness arrangement but it is not marriage.
@jesbellaine (4140)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Hello There! In my own opinion, my answer is NO. I cannot see myself being in a relationship with someone I don’t love so it means that I cannot stand being married with someone that I don’t have feelings. I don’t know how I am going to live with him in the same roof if there is no love hence make kids… lolz… More likely, I will just ruin our marriage… I can’t even think that I would marry for convenience… there must be love between partners if you decided to marry each other. That is what marriage means for me. Goodluck and thanks for the discussion! Happy Mylotting! Cheers!
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Yes of course. Love is the main reason why we get married (unless others disagree) but for me it should be the top reason and the other reason just come after LOVE. A marriage without love could not exist not unless the couple are fooling themselves and still stay together for the sake of their kids or some other reasons.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Hello Frederick42! I can say that marriage do breaks without love. How could you be with someone whom you don't love? Marriage is a union of two person who love each other and who planned to be together for the rest of their lives. That's why when a marriage broke, the reason is that they fall out of love with each other.