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Marriage Not Sacred Anymore

Updated on February 18, 2012

When marriage becomes a contract

I was reading an article yesterday that really made me wonder what is going on in our society. It pretty much said that marriage should be a contract and expire in two years and then if the parties feel they can't be together any longer they could just walk away with no drawn out legal battle.

I was really appalled by this because what is this saying to people? You don't have to be commited. You don't have to marry for the right reasons just try it and see if it works. I am sure all this stemmed from the Kardasian hoopla but this is how I feel about it:

I married my husband because I love him and we vowed it would be for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health meaning no matter what happens we will stay married. I believe society has lost their morals and values and what the true meaning of marriage is and the true meaning of love is. Yes people marry for different reasons but it should not be taken lightly and why should I have to decide in two years if I want to renew my marriage license.

I think people should really take a long hard look at themselves and try to realize that before deciding to get married they need to spend enough time with their partner that they know it is doable forever.

Has society become so hard core that now we must make a decision of having a contractural marriage and after the contract is up we then can walk away with no regrets, no feelings about the matter and just do it for the sake of doing it and then if I like you still after two years I will stay another two.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but this really angered me because I did not get married for the sake of assuming I would get divorced. I do realize that people change and situations change but I don't feel that people should have that option to opt out just because they married on a whim.


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    • DearBandit profile image

      DearBandit 4 years ago

      I did not even know that even existed. What ever happened to getting to know the person first?

      I can understand if someone gets divorced if there is abuse, cheating and so on. You really have to work it out. Nothing in life is easy. I have been with my partner for almost 10 years now. And that has not been a walk in the park. And I am not married yet.

      I think that it does have a lot to do with society; I think you are right about that.

      Interesting Hub.

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      Cheryl 5 years ago

      I agree ladies its not teaching children how to cope very well as adults. No wonder this world is as bad as it is because there is always someone with no morals or values that bring up this kind of nonsense.

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      Tamara Wilhite 5 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

      Marriage has become as much a commodity as other human relationships - disposed of when no longer desirable or of use.

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      It really is just a silly game anymore and I wonder why they marry; it makes no sense. To have to go through all the trial of divorce when apparently it is not for religious reasons they marry anyway, why not just live with them? Or ever how many there is going to be. I believe in monogamous marriage, although it use to anger my husband a little when I said monotonous just for fun!

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