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Is marriage important? ~An extremely serious post for D.~ Dodge. - 30/01/2003 12:20:59 PM

We were having an interesting disussion in class today, is Marriage Important, or is it just a piece of paper? If you love someone and are involved in a long-term relationship with them, is the 'piece of paper' really important? Would it make you feel more 'secure' if you were married, or should the only binding agreement be through love... and that is what holds the marriage together?

My View...

I think that it is essential the we first seperate the nice and pleasent ideas from reality. I would say that if I was involved in a relationship that I would want to feel that I didn't need to have the 'back up' piece of paper. I think that love is what should hold a relationship together, not the agreement on paper.

But does this work??! Personally, I could can't imagine not getting married in the future. Why is this after all I have said above? Is it because it is what society expects of me?

I mean, what is marriage anyway? Both couples sign an 'agreement' to be truthful... why is this needed? Do we really need the back-up. Does marriage 'add' something to a relationship, or do couples who live together and are not married at that same emmotional stage of a relationship. Is marriage realisation of your commitment?

Of-course, I'm missing out a load of other things. Who would get money if the non-married couples broke up etc etc etc, but would we want to go into a relationship already planning for divorce?

Your thoughts indeed people.


~ The Artful Dodger ~
-The One Who Dodges Art-




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Is marriage important? ~An extremely serious post for D.~ - 30/01/2003 12:20:59 PM 278 Views
Re: Is marriage important? ~An extremely serious post for D.~ - 30/01/2003 12:31:36 PM 26 Views
~Largely agrees~ - 30/01/2003 12:44:12 PM 9 Views
Well let me put it this way... - 30/01/2003 12:58:21 PM 8 Views
A good idea. - 30/01/2003 01:09:06 PM 8 Views
Re: A good idea. - 30/01/2003 01:23:32 PM 7 Views
*nods* - 30/01/2003 01:31:15 PM 7 Views
Re: *nods* - 30/01/2003 01:42:30 PM 7 Views
It is, I'm interested in all of your opinions. - 30/01/2003 01:50:06 PM 7 Views
Why thank you.... - 30/01/2003 02:08:24 PM 7 Views
Just out of interest, - 30/01/2003 02:20:37 PM 8 Views
I'm 22 (and I had to think about that for a second ) *NM* - 30/01/2003 02:25:49 PM 2 Views
Yes. - 30/01/2003 12:36:41 PM 38 Views
Hear, Hear! *NM* - 30/01/2003 12:44:41 PM 6 Views
<takes a bow> *NM* - 30/01/2003 12:48:34 PM 6 Views
*Cathes a nice view when you were down* *NM* - 30/01/2003 12:49:38 PM 4 Views
Hmmm - 30/01/2003 12:47:55 PM 19 Views
<plays along> - 30/01/2003 12:58:33 PM 15 Views
Plays along part 2. - 30/01/2003 01:02:56 PM 12 Views
You stupid. <playing along Part 3> - 30/01/2003 01:10:25 PM 11 Views
Oh dear... - 30/01/2003 01:12:20 PM 11 Views
lol, D. You're so cute. - 30/01/2003 01:17:37 PM 10 Views
Very well said... - 30/01/2003 01:37:57 PM 19 Views
lol - 30/01/2003 01:39:18 PM 10 Views
Grr. - 30/01/2003 02:08:42 PM 9 Views
Point taken - you need to get the gear from somewhere - 30/01/2003 02:17:01 PM 8 Views
- 30/01/2003 02:56:17 PM 10 Views
Re: There is also a legal aspect... - 30/01/2003 01:36:13 PM 16 Views
I'm hearing you all out sis. - 30/01/2003 01:41:42 PM 10 Views
Re: Hmmmmm.... - 30/01/2003 03:20:30 PM 7 Views
Excellent point, and one that I completely missed considering. *NM* - 30/01/2003 01:45:39 PM 3 Views
It's more than a piece of paper - 30/01/2003 01:53:34 PM 18 Views
A piece of paper with a paper clip? <--- That's more. - 30/01/2003 02:00:06 PM 9 Views
Something like that - 30/01/2003 02:22:48 PM 9 Views
~Starts romantic music~ - 30/01/2003 02:26:52 PM 10 Views
Dude - 30/01/2003 03:02:43 PM 7 Views
Not even to me - 30/01/2003 03:31:52 PM 6 Views
That offer wasn't on the table! - 30/01/2003 04:13:24 PM 6 Views
From a wife who used to think it was just a piece of paper. - 30/01/2003 02:31:16 PM 31 Views
Soumnds like it to me. - 30/01/2003 02:39:03 PM 9 Views
I like this response, Ave. (and my response) - 30/01/2003 02:49:22 PM 21 Views
Re: From a wife who used to think it was just a piece of paper. - 30/01/2003 03:52:34 PM 11 Views
Re: From a wife who used to think it was just a piece of paper. - 30/01/2003 03:52:35 PM 6 Views
I do not need it - 30/01/2003 03:35:29 PM 12 Views
Do you ever dream of your wedding dress? - 30/01/2003 03:51:23 PM 8 Views
not so far - 31/01/2003 09:33:32 AM 8 Views
I'm all for marriage. - 30/01/2003 04:00:13 PM 9 Views
Re: I'm all for marriage. - 30/01/2003 04:07:21 PM 6 Views
it's a piece of paper - 30/01/2003 04:27:20 PM 18 Views
I don't know if you are... - 30/01/2003 04:31:29 PM 11 Views
ok, if you must know.... - 31/01/2003 07:30:15 AM 8 Views
No. - 30/01/2003 05:53:33 PM 5 Views
Marriage is what you make it - 30/01/2003 06:19:09 PM 7 Views
i dont believe it is - 30/01/2003 08:21:16 PM 12 Views
doesn't mean anything to me - 31/01/2003 02:54:12 AM 8 Views
In my opinion...... - 31/01/2003 07:37:52 AM 7 Views
Marriage is important - 31/01/2003 10:59:17 AM 8 Views
Marriage, - 31/01/2003 04:11:26 PM 7 Views
Very important to me. - 31/01/2003 11:08:37 PM 5 Views
Legally, I could care less... - 04/02/2003 01:40:40 PM 6 Views