The Wrong Reasons to Get Married ...

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Getting married is a wonderful thing.

Being married is special.

There are dozens of reasons to get married.

But, there are also some very good reasons why not to.

Simply wanting to is not good enough.

Here are some of the wrong reasons to get married:

1. Family Pressure

Top of the list of wrong reasons to get married is pressure from your family to finally settle down and begin the next chapter of your life.

What parents and grandparents tend to forget is that times have changed significantly since their marriages and it is simply not a foregone conclusion that you have to marry your long-term partner anymore.

The decision to get married should be one made by you and your partner alone;

no external voices should be heard!

2. Settling

Do not agree to marry somebody just because you may feel like you are too old or too tired to feel like you deserve better.2

Many relationships go way over their use by date without a breakup happening.

Before you commit to entering into the final chapter of your love life, consider the real reasons for your partnership.

Are you madly in love or are you just settling?

3. Fear of Loneliness

For some people, the most important thing in life is to make sure that you are never alone, whether it be through family, friends or lovers.

Accepting somebody's proposal simply for the fact that it may solve your problem with regards to permanent companionship is not fair on your or your intended.

You are denying both them and yourself a chance at marriage for the right reasons - true love.

4. Cultural Obligation

Getting married simply because of cultural obligation and thinking it is the traditional thing to do is never a good idea.2

Whether these traditions are to do with religion or just a wider societal norm, over all of this you need to listen to your heart.

Only enter in to marriage when you are 100% sure that you want to spend the rest of your life with a person.

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