(Closed) Has anyone ever told you not to get married?!

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’ve had some people who have been divorced kind of tell me this. They don’t do it as explicitly as this man did because they’re friends with my mom, but they definitely make it known what they think about marriage. 

Post # 4
399 posts
Helper bee

Yup- all the bitter divorced people say this shit to me. One woman at work was so ridiculous about it, i finally said “look, just because your marriage didn’t work out, doesn’t mean mine will. please leave it alone” and she did. wtf people?!!? I know the statistics. I’m willing to give it a damn good shot anyway, just like you all did! GGgeeeeeezzzzzzz!!!!!

Post # 5
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yup, MOH’s bitterly divorced and generally unhappy, know-it-all mother said this to me. At FI’s mothers Celebration of Life. With my mother there.  Yeah, nice lady…

 While I do know the divorce was not a good one (some abuse involved), her general attitude bothers me. Like the whole world owes her. She heavily hints to Maid/Matron of Honor that she owes her grandkids from her even though Maid/Matron of Honor never wants kids. I’m very glad that even though Fiance has a long history with the family she will not be invited to our wedding.

Post # 6
2605 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


But I’ve also had people tell me “Don’t go to college,” “totally go to college,” “don’t go to graduate school,” “you must go to graduate school,” “don’t have kids,” “definitely have kids,” “eat meat!” “don’t eat meat!”

People always have opinions on how you live your life. But it’s your life. You get all the triumph and all the tribulations of living it, so there’s no point in caring about what strangers say. 

Post # 7
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Opinions are like assholes. Everyone’s got one and they all stink. Of couse there is at least one bitter anti-marriage person who is going to tell you to “RUN!” during your engagement. It’s almost like a rite of passage.


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