(Closed) Honestly, why are/did YOU get married?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Honestly, Why are/did YOU get married?
    I am totally head over heels in love with my best friend, soulmate, etc etc : (256 votes)
    76 %
    We have great sex : (24 votes)
    7 %
    I got pregnant, seemed like the right thing to do : (3 votes)
    1 %
    I'm marrying for money : (7 votes)
    2 %
    I didn't have the heart to say no : (5 votes)
    1 %
    All my friends are doing it : (8 votes)
    2 %
    I am afraid to grow old alone : (18 votes)
    5 %
    I am being forced into marriage : (7 votes)
    2 %
    I just like planning a wedding : (8 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Because he’s my best friend and I love him… And we wanted a whopping great party.

    Why are you getting married, @sandylk22?

    Post # 4
    Member
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    None of these options…what?!?!?!

     

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    3302 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t think anyone on here would say any thing other than the first option.

    Post # 6
    Member
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would like to vote for both 1 and 2!Laughing

    Post # 7
    Member
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Marriage is a commitment and a promise. It’s bringing 2 people together and making one, a family (even though our family will be just he and I) and it was important to me to be married. When he asked me to move in with him I said I would with the promise of getting married in the near future. He said yes, I said yes then we both said I do!

    Post # 9
    Member
    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    As we were driving home last night after celebrating two years together, my FH described me as the female verison of him and he couldn’t imagine a life without me. I love that man more than anything. I can’t imagine not growing old with him. While he already insists we are married, it’s important to both of us to do it in front of god, family, and friends to “officially” bring us together as a family.

    Post # 10
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    My answer isn’t on there– legal rights. Not that I’m not heads over heels over Darling Husband, but that would be the case with or without a piece of paper.

    ETA: I’m going to vote “for money” on the poll, cause that’s the closest. We save tons on taxes and insurance and all that…

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    1358 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am completely in love with my fiance, and we have been together eight years, so we felt it was time to make a more permanent commitment. Then when we started talking about marriage more and even looked at rings together, my mom got really sick with a terminal illness, which crunched down our timeline quite a bit. (Otherwise, we probably would have gotten engaged over the summer/fall instead of the spring and had a longer engagement stretching into 2013.)

    Post # 13
    Member
    271 posts
    Helper bee

    Because he wanted to have kids and it was important to me to be married.  Otherwise, I was just fine dating forever.

    Post # 14
    Member
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @sandylk22:  I don’t think anyone here imagines that it’s all roses and flowers. You don’t really give options that go into deeper partnership reasons.

    Post # 15
    Member
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We are getting married for a lot of reasons.

    Only one of them is on there. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    1358 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @jatelynn:  For some reason, reading that, I immediately thought of Wuthering Heights where Cathy realizes how much she loves Heathcliff and how he is like part of the same being:

    “I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here? My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff’s miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I’m well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He’s always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.” 

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