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How many of us still believe in marriage?
Bearing in mind the current divorce rate is now 1:3
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I very strongly believe in marriage. The secret lies in finding the person who shares your values...
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to be honest i haven't got an ambition to get married. some of my friends are like 'i can't wait to get married' and have already planned their ideal wedding. sometimes i think they are a bit mad and naive. they'll meet prince charming and it all ends happily ever after. i don't think so..
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I believe in marriage. I also believe I won't marry unless I was 100% certain I'd be with him for life, ok it might not turn out like that, and people might feel they are sure when they marry, but these days divorce seems completely natural, like it's no bog deal if you're not sure, if you don't get on, just get divorced. I mean for some people divorce is the only answer, but I think these days marriage isn't looked on as much of a commitment...if I'm making any sense!
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What do you mean by 'believe in marriage'?
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I very strongly believe in marriage.
I also believe that you will never find the perfect man but the idea is as someone said, to find someone who shares your values.

I think the reason for so many divorces these days is because people are selfish. Just my opinion. Obviously not the only reason but one of the main ones.
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Erm, I haven't really thought that far ahead, I suppose so.
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I felt that some of the divorces were based on quite selfish reasons. A little bit of compromise, sacrifice and unselfishness would have saved the marriages.
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I think marriage is a good thing.
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(Original post by black_mamba)
What do you mean by 'believe in marriage'?

i mean....do you believe in marriage as an institution/a necessity/ a means of fulfillment/a social bind etc etc....
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(Original post by FlyingIsis)
How many of us still believe in marriage?
Bearing in mind the current divorce rate is now 1:3
I most definately believe in marriage and family - wouldn't every 1 like 2 settle down with a partner they love - I wouldnt like 2 be signle for ever ;-)

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FlyingIsis, maybe you could create a poll (for both genders) and pose the question?
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(Original post by fleur-de-lis)
I felt that some of the divorces were based on quite selfish reasons. A little bit of compromise, sacrifice and unselfishness would have saved the marriages.
Someone who understands what I mean by the selfishness thing!!

People should stop putting themselves first all the time, its not what a marriage is about. So simpsons but wont someone please think of the children?
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Yeah, I believe it would be a good thing for me to get married. And if/when I find the right guy he'll think that too. It's a kinda physical, legal, spiritual, public thing,. It encourages compromise and sacrifice in the relationship (and presumably it's worth it) and is an outright commitment for the rest of your life, which is a pretty serious thing.

To me it's by no means a necessity though. For me it would be the perfect seal on the relationship I wanted to be in until I die, and I'd take it very seriously, but each to their own. It doesn't have to be on paper for the commitment to be made. If it is made though, I think it's gotta be respected.

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I don't think I'd ever get married. If I wanted to spend my life with someone and they wanted to spend their life with me then we would not need the state or a religious institution to declare it.

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It's actually 1:2.

And no....marriage means nothing nowadays.

live-in-partner is the way to go, unless your partner needs a green card.
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i live for my wedding, all i hope is that my husband has alot of money cos i have it all planed out and it isnt gonna be cheap
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I believe in marriage, but I also think it's a shame that a lot of people are so busy now that they don't invest the right amount of time in their relationships and don't communicate enough. It's so easy to get divorced now, people will do it without even thinking that it could be sorted out with a bit of communication and compromise on both sides.
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I don't care if me and my partner never marry at all, as long as we're together who really gives a rat's ass if we are Mr and Mrs or not?

I really don't understand the whole girly obsession with having the perfect wedding either - totally beyond me. Waste of hard earned £££.
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i would love to get married and i think that ifyou're having children you should wait til you're married. i have always wanted to. sure you may believe that you don't need someone to tel you you're together but why not celebrate the way two people feel?
it doesnt work for some but i hope one day i'm lucky enough to have my wedding!
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