C'est la vie
- May 11, 2008
What do you think/feel is the purpose of marriage?
CokeNut said:By the time I was 32 I had already been divorced twice ... I guess I'm still trying to figure out marriage.
I'm being stupid.Satya said:
permanent commitment to one soul for your life on earth
a commitment between you and another/by oaths
legal and financial security
legal, social, and economic stability/mostly psychological
contract to lower the probability that the couple will annul their 'love' towards each other
economic institution uniting fortunes with land, titles, etc.
bringing together two people who are more successful together than either of which would be apart
alcyone said:The purpose of marriage today is a lot different than what it was at any other point in history.
pandagirl said:Love is emotions. Emotions are fleeting. Thus, so are relationships.
Most people are selfish -- it's about what we need/want/desire. ME ME ME! I think this is the mentality of most people going into marriage is: "this person makes me feel good about myself" "this person makes me feel loved" "this person makes my life better." All fine and dandy, but when that smidgen of unhappiness comes about, instead of trying to fix it, the divorce papers are sent.
Stone said:pandagirl said:Love is emotions. Emotions are fleeting. Thus, so are relationships.
Therefore love is fleeting?
I don't believe so, the mother's love of a child can last untill the day she dies and the same can be said for other forms of love. I think this is where a lot of relationships go wrong, confusing emotions with love. Love to me is dedication, loyalty and acceptance no matter what, you can go through a whole range of emotions (including negative) but still love that person just as much throughout them.
To me marriage is a symbol of commitment and unconditional love. However, truly unconditional love is very rare, so many of us want instant gratification, "I love you because you make me happy, I love you because you make me proud, because, because, because etc." are essentially meaningless compared to "I just love you, you don't have to give or do anything that benefits me and I will still love you". Very few people make that kind of statement.