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  1. Jyo says

    I totally agree with this….
    It doesn’t matter if you marry or not, you have to be honest with yourself and your partner about your wants, needs and desires.
    In my opinion… marriage is such a deep personal love that can continue to bloom through the years. It creates an intimacy at some point, they both feel that they cannot live without each other. Love makes life so beautiful

    • LauraJ says

      I know people who have incredible marriages and others who feel trapped. Although I haven’t been married, I definitely think honesty is the key (in any relationship) and people should think about the commitment first before the actual wedding and idea of it all.

  2. Infinite Living says

    I am thrilled to read this post of yours Laura! I married very young and am married for 2 decades now. One reason my marriage works is because my partner and I have discussed the exact same perspectives between us and agree that both of us just succumbed to cultural and familial norms, not even had a chance to understand what we really wanted 🙂

    I believe it is not necessary to be married but it is a beautiful choice if 2 people are truly engaging in the values of the relationship, and have the mutual love and regard for each other.

    I enjoyed your post to the fullest 🙂

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you so much! I think getting married can be a great thing for a couple and I may even do it myself one day. But I don’t like the social pressure and the idea that marriage is proof of commitment or something necessary for a couple to do.

      Like you said, relationships are about mutual love and regard for one another – married or not. 🙂

  3. whenlifeawakens says

    I agree with this!! I’ve seen happy couples who’ve never tied the knot and less happy couples who’ve been married for years. I think it should be less about the title of being a ‘married couple’ and more about the actual relationship.

    • LauraJ says

      My thoughts exactly! I think everyone is entitled to decide whether or not to get married, but marriage shouldn’t be used as some kind of proof that a relationship is serious or meaningful. Especially as it’s getting much easier to get divorced. Thank you so much girl for commenting and taking the time to read! 🙂

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