IF THESE ARE YOUR REASONS FOR GETTING MARRIED...
In today’s society there are a variety of reasons why people get married; some by choice and others out of necessity. Many centuries ago marriage was for financial partnerships; two families got into an agreement strictly for financial benefits of combining their assets. It worked very well back then but as humans evolved, their reasons for tying the knot began to change. Here are five of the many reason why people get married today—many of which are far from ideal.
It keeps them from being tempted: There are some people who get married because they feel it will ‘save’ them from temptation. Somehow, they believe that marriage locks them up and keeps them far away from looking outside of the relationship. It should come as no surprise that marriage is not a guarantee of fidelity, character is.
Marriage has become a social status: Today, many people view marriage as a social standard for personal success. With the rise of social media, the trend seems to have spiked. It is easy to see other people’s wedding photos, read their stories and feel left out. Getting married to fit in is never a wise idea.
An escape from being alone: Some people get marriage to avoid being single. They are terrified of being alone and are inclined to accepting the first proposal that comes their way.
Picture-Perfect: Some people marry purely based on physical looks. In a society where vanity trumps everything else it’s not uncommon to see people who choose a partner mostly because of physical appearance.
The fairytale ending: Many people fantasize about what a marriage really is. The myriad of romantic movies and soap operas have a lot to play in this; they expect everything that comes after marriage to be like a bed of roses forgetting that every partnership comes with hurdles that must be transcended.
Getting married for any other reason than mutual love and respect paves an easy route out when unexpected challenges show up.
Author: Bernice Angoh
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