ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Marriage Realizations That You Never Thought Of!

Updated on October 15, 2014

What's The First Thing To Cross Your Mind When You Think About Marriage?

When i think of marriage, the first thing that crossed my mind is commitment. An eternal commitment, building a family and building a team. Despite of that, i find marriage to be a social courtesy that we could do well without.

I might not believe in the concept of the marriage, but i sure respect it. I don't think that marriage is needed to fulfill the things said above. It's all up to the couple.

The other day, we were having a discussion about marriage and a couple things crossed our mind about it. A few perspectives about marriage that you probably never thought about! Some humorous, others not so much. Lets jump into it, alright?

Balance Of Love And Money
Balance Of Love And Money

Marriage Is Betting Someone Half Of Your Things That You'll Love Them Forever

Have you ever thought about it?

When you get married you're essentially giving away half of your things, "proving" that you'll love that person forever.

If marriage is a commitment of the soul and body, why would it involve material things as well? Why are people so insulted about prenuptial agreements? Why is it so mandatory to risk half of our stuff to prove our love?

With love comes sharing, so to prove my love i'll give you 50% of my things. Sounds about right to you? Why wouldn't it! This goes both ways of course.

"You want a prenup? Oh you don't love me enough!"

*10 years later*


Do you believe in prenups?

See results
Until Death Do Us Part
Until Death Do Us Part

Until Death Do Us Part

Well, that's ironic.

The holy commitment of marriage is so fickle that death itself must be wondering what happened to it. Just a few years ago divorcing was something rare and reason for mean eyes. Nowadays, people will divorce each other over a smelly fart, it seems.

Quite a few countries have a divorce rate well above 50%... How insane is that? In every two couples, one will divorce each other. What? Destroying a family has the same chance that i have of getting heads in a coin flip? Wow.

Portugal, Spain, Estonia, USA, Belgium are just a few countries with insane divorce rates like the one above.

Death must be really disappointed!

The Big Day...

Just twenty/ten years ago, women were taught to value the big day. That day where they would walk the altar? Didn't really work out as expected.

Every day more and more women prefer to dedicate themselves to work than even think about such things. Men are turning into the "big day" lovers, instead of dreamy women. No shame in that guys!

Of course, this varies from country to country but in more advanced countries, women only to start to think about marriage in their late thirties, early forties. Begone wedding barbies!

When Age Hits...

... Time to marry!

The holy marriage, the ultimate sign of love and commitment is now, more than ever, a desperate move to avoid aging alone!

People focus more and more in their careers and leave marriage to their mid-life. Inevitably, that leads to marrying a person just to not be alone. Talk about love, huh. It's human nature to avoid being alone, some might even hit the lottery and find someone they really care about! A fine example of that is old widows. They usually remarry as soon as possible, even if the combo isn't all that great! Lets not dwell into that!

No I in Team!
No I in Team!

There's No I

Marriage is where Is go to die. There's no I in We when it comes to marriage. The moment everything is signed, a We is created. That We doesn't divide into two Is unless we're talking about doing the dishes!

Marriage is where secrets go and die. Everything stops being a secret!

Solo plans cease to exist. Now, it's all couple's plans. This is when two individuals transform into one.

Is that a good thing? Hm.

I Love You... Taxes!

Sacred marriage is also a completely viable option to run away from taxes or get benefits.

More and more, people get married for benefits rather than lifelong love commitment.

No Need To Believe In It To See The Wrongs

Peer pressure, social pressure, family pressure, etc. People get married for the wrong reasons. Even though i don't believe in marriage itself, i still find it morally wrong how people abuse what once was the biggest commitment in ones life. And it's hard to respect a thing that is so fragile and ridicule these days.

To each its own, i guess.

Is Marriage Sacred?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • dashingscorpio profile image


      4 years ago

      I believe most people get married because it's "tradition" and women in particular have dreamed about being the "princess" and the center of attention on their wedding day since early childhood.

      The groom is little more than a "prop" at these events.

      Clearly with a divorce rate of 50% marriage does not mean "commitment". Not long ago I too had a discussion of what marriage was. I pointed out Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell have (lived together) for over 30 years while Kim Kardashian & Chris Humphries got married and split after only 72 days!

      You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure out which couple was the most "committed". So if marriage is not really about commitment what is it? Eventually the woman I spoke with (confessed) it's about "security". She said; "He can't just walk away after 10 years leaving you with nothing!" Aha!

      Essentially marriage is a "state sanctioned" pre-nuptial agreement (entitling) them to the division of property, finances, and other benefits in the event a marriage fails! It's not about monogamy or staying together through ups and downs. A couple can do that living together.

      Marriage is about having guaranteed legal benefits and financial entitlements. I wish people would really come out and say that's what they want instead of using the word "commitment". Marriage is "relationship insurance"! :)


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)