Why do we marry?

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My thoughts and wonders on why people want to get married.

Why do we marry?

I'mvery accustomed to writing short stories, so this may not be perfect. It's a subject I'vewondered about for longerthan I can even remember.

My question, obviously, iswhy do we feel the need to be marriedto the one we love most?What is it that makes us feel that it's necessary to be married instead of just being partnersforever? If you both know that you love each other and will love each other forever, why the need to flaunt it? This may seem like I'm arguing against gay marriage, but trust me, I'm talking about all marriage. I'm actually very passionate about my want for full gay rights. Anyways, back to my point. I believe that this is caused by a high amount of insecurity in all relationships. We feel like if we're not married, our partner has free range to all the other men and women on the planet and there's nothing holding them back from cheating on us. Somehow marriage gives us that security of feeling like he or she is chained to us and no one else, unable to cheat on or leave us. The thing is, if we have this feeling that there's a possibility that our partner will cheat on or leave us, then why do we feel that he or she is still the right person. If you are going to be with someone for the rest of your life, wouldn't you want it to be someone who you feel completely secure with even without the chains of marriage? Aside from that, marriage does not mean your partner is on house arrest for the rest of their life, so there is still the same risk of them cheating or leaving. That ring is not a force barrier against other peoples' private parts.

Another reason people feel the need to get married is to gain the ability to tell people that they are married. If you are going to a dinner party with your partner and a guest asks you if you two are married, they will look upon you much differently if you are married than if you are, no matter how long you've been together or how in love you are with each other. The thing I don't understand is, why do we care what that guest thinks? Why would it matter to us that others don't believe it's a serious relationship. If you both know that you're in love with each other and always will be, that's all that should matter.

Marriage is just such atool in my opinion. It's a tool togain higher social status and the security we think it will give us. It is completely unnecessary, but it is highest on almost every young girl's priority list. I want to make sure everyone understands that this is not written to offend any married people. I have nothing against people who are married. Heck, my parents are married. It's just a part of our human culture that I fail to understand. I would love to hear your opinions.

Submitted: August 17, 2009

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I agree with you... I fail to understand this too. A small typo? that I noticed: "Marriage is just such tool in my opinion." Your writing seems far beyond your years. Great job (:

Tue, August 18th, 2009 10:48pm


Thank you :) I hate it when I miss the typos. My English teahcer last year was AMAZING. I learned so much from him. My writing has seriously improved from that class.

Tue, August 18th, 2009 11:01pm


I personally believe that in general people are selfish and honestly care only about there own needs. The only time we truly care about someone is when we get a benefit or agreement out of the relationship. no one really cares about you and i have a journal on this topic i wrote at home yesterday and i want to get it on booksie soon. see marriage like you pretty much say is all about the benefit. Its about sex and how people view you and in most cases the furthering of our race.I say most cases because im gay. you get married because you both agree that you would benefit from the relationship.

Sat, August 22nd, 2009 5:08am


i'm glad you agree :) oh yay, a fellow gay :)

Sat, August 22nd, 2009 1:18am


It's all to do with psychology why do we marry so people fit in to soceity the 'norm'but yet I see marriage as only a piece of paper why would i want to get married ? when they're is a chance you could get cheated on Marriage isn't going to hinder someone to cheat .alot of woman think that if they're married to the love of their life its going to work out and most cases it does with work its all about how we were raised what is taught to us what we learn from experiences and what we think is right how casual it is etc. some people marry into money , some people marry for love and some for higher status in soceity as you put :)or even some people marry for company who knows ? well i guess these are my opinions on marriage i think this is a good piece of work .:D

Sat, August 22nd, 2009 5:19pm

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