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Is marriage really necessary?

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Started: 9/15/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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aliyandr

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While family and couple therapists tells us how to save marriages, sociologists suggest that they are falling apart mostly because marriage is no longer necessary. At least, not in the way it once was.
History of marriage shows us that marriage was originally a business transaction, rather than a "great feelings" or love between two individuals. In many cultures, people from wealthy families were directed to marry in order to create alliances with other powerful families"or even between nations, in the case of royals. For the lower classes, marriage was a question of creating a labor force to run family farm.
Today, marriages are mostly created based on abstract feelings. It is now expected to satisfy and support members of couple. But those feeling cannot last forever. The National Marriage Project found that the percentage of upper middle class white women who described their marriages as happy dropped from 74% to 68% over the last decades. Other studies find that married women are more likely to be depressed that unmarried women. Do we need to marry for then being depressed?
kimmi

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To be really and trully a family you have to be marriedto have a real family the law is you have to be married and in gods not being married is adultry
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aliyandr

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kimmi

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See i am right
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Posted by RGB 1 year ago
RGB
The need to marry is very much a personal thing. If marriage is no longer considered important or necessary in a relationship, why is it still practised today and why have same sex marriages become such a big thing. Marriage is a commitment by two people who promise to be with each other. At the end of the day that's what it is a legal binding contract, its become more a legal obligation than a religious one IMO. Some societies or cultures still use marriage to form alliances and to keep the wealth within those families.
Marriage is a personal thing between two people, what each couple gets out of it or think they get from it will be very different from one set of couples to the next. If your married, been married or going to get married ask yourself why your doing it?
I am a married man, and for me its a promise and a concomitant to my wife that I want to be with her. I have been married before, and all for the wrong reasons, that's why it never lasted.
So is marriage necessary? it is to some, would be my answer.
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