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Marriage: The Highway Leading to Hell?

Joined: 2/6/2011
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Everyone has a cozy little dream about the perfect marriage: a loving partner, sweet little kids, a nice house, and maybe some pets. But in all reality, marriage can lead you straight to an endless war-zone where betrayal and psychological schemes are commonplace. As soon as the wedding ends, the real battle begins. Thus, we have to answer inevitable questions: how do you know if that person is your significant other? What do you do if your partner has an obsession with, God forbid, Twilight Saga? A successful marriage can be accomplished only when both partners are responsible and willing to sacrifice, and it is something I’m not sure if I want.
Love does not solve everything; people must grow up and be more realistic. My own parents fell madly in love with each other and married despite family oppositions. End result? Years of separation, financial instability, and much unhappiness. I can assure you that if you elope with a drug addicted guitarist, you will end up desperately looking for a divorce. When it comes to marriage, brains should be used along with hearts. Cupid’s arrows don’t last forever; logical thinking does. Think: does this person know what to do in the future? Is she or he bipolar? Once you’ve answered these questions thoroughly, the real work comes along. Marriage is a responsibility, both emotionally and financially, and only those who stay strong and work hard can achieve a successful marriage.
In a marriage, there are times when you have to put your partner’s interests before your own, and tolerance and willingness to sacrifice are important. No matter if it’s a match made in heaven, two different people who have lived at least twenty years separately are, at some point, going to have different point of views. Understanding that the partner has a different background and view, and being willing to adapt are essential. Some arguments may be silly and childish. I’ve seen couples fight over why their Wi-Fi password would be BCD1234 instead of ABCD1234. Some issues are serious, like jobs and finances. At any rate, understand, tolerate, and fight back the urge to snap.
I’m not sure if marriage is the right choice for me. I don’t think I’ll ever be that understanding or responsible. My room’s a disaster. I sleep during the day and am active during nighttime. There are countless other habits that seem bizarre to others that I don’t want to change. And honestly, I’ve seen more disastrous marriages than admirable ones. On the other hand, I don’t want to be an old lady with lots of cats. I want someone beside me when I’m old. I believe I’m too young to even consider this seriously. For now, Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City lifestyle seems nice.
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