Is a marriage a binding legal contract or a simple union of persons where either party can opt out whenever (almost like a volunteer project)
In todays world marriages are just not worth fighting for. When you see and hear your friends getting divorced because Joe is boring you want out too Why stay when there are other men out there who will"appreciate" you more "than Joe". Then they
Leave Joe and fund out its hard finding good men like Joe out there and the next guy they marry isn't so great either. Sometimes the problem is "you" and not them. Examine yourself first.
An excellent explanation as always :-)
You know us Jersey Girls:)
Since I got here I've grown accustomed to them lol.
I strongly disagree. My marriage is worth fighting for, and no one can tell me otherwise.
And I would say you have the right mindset. Many don't and find themselves throwing their marriage away because they want to fulfill their selfish desires versus loving their spouse
Bethany i definitely know what you saying. But if you look at the statistics it will tell you differently.
it is a covenant between two people. only reason for backing out is an affair or death. period.
and cruelty, since that's pretty much abandoning the family as well
really depends on your definition of marriage (I have a feeling I'm about to step in "it"). if you don't nec go with the view that a marriage is an agreement sanctioned by some authorized entity (church and/or state) but rather the agreement of two
people to build a life together for as long add they both still want to (which encompasses more than just "want" but I'm lacking the correct word at this point) then yes you can walk at any time. but I completely disagree with anyone that says it
makes it easy to do so. I was married and then divorced both with the consent of the state. I am now truly married with two kids though I didn't get the "ok" in the form of a license. I believe the beginning and ending of a relationship should not be
dictated to by anyone other than those in the relationship. you want to ask for help, great. but if I don't ask, mind your business.
By law it's a binding contract. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't have a discussion to considering a different approach.
It has to be considered a contract. Property, custody, obligation and liability are all components of a marriage. Because of this, it has to be viewed as a legal contract.
Would you, as president, take steps to help lessen the divorce rate then?
No. As president, it's none of my business.
Not quite clear on the distinction you're drawing. You can pretty much get out of a contract whenever you want. It might cost you a lot of money, but you can just about always get out of it voluntarily.
Should marriage be defined as something more then just a casual thing to be rid of when you grow tired of it or should it be taken seriously?
Of course it should. And it is. That's why people get married at all rather than just continuing to be in a committed relationship.
If you're looking for a simple union that can be broken whenever, you probably shouldn't be considering marriage.
I think it should be binding, but not considered a legal contract. it should be a symbol of love that binds two people together who have committed to be with each other forever.
What happens when that good feeling of love fades
well, I have no idea really. but I do know that when I get married, I will be committing to her forever, so well just have to find a way to make it work.
I knew you were awesome lol haha