Marriage: Love And Love

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Marriage: A girl’s dream come true, yet a man’s worst nightmare, correct? Imagine walking down the aisle, wearing the dress you’ve spent ages deciding on, looking at the expression on the face of your soon-to-be spouse; or on the other hand, standing there, watching the beautiful woman walk towards you, not giving any thought about the future that could possibly exist beyond the end of this marriage; nor did you find it necessary to draw up a prenuptial agreement. None of this seemed relevant because you both thought you would live happily ever after, forever. At least, that’s how it is in the movies. But most people tend to get caught up in the heat of the moment, and what happens afterward is of no concern. After personally witnessing many…show more content…
From a young age, we learn that marriage equals “happily ever after.” Whether it’s from watching a Disney princess movie, or reading fairy tales, we are taught that once someone gets married to the person that they love, they are both guaranteed a life full of happiness. And as we get older, we transition from those family-oriented movies to the sappy romance-comedies that aren’t meant to be watched with our parents. Although the material is presented in a different way, it still conveys the same message about love and happiness lasting forever. Our minds are sculpted into the delusional thinking that we can easily find perfection without even trying. Many people assume that it is safe to jump straight into a relationship and expect everything to work out on its own, because we haven’t been exposed to the struggles that exist within a…show more content…
High school students will get married before graduating, either because they are legally old enough, or because pregnancy will lead them to believe they have no other choice. But in doing so, they mistake marriage as something facile; they fail to realize the responsibilities they’ve just assumed, or the commitment they’ve made. Unlike relationships, a marital status is more difficult and expensive to get rid of. It seems that some teenagers these days spend more time fantasizing about their future than focusing on their current studies. It’s more exciting to dream about the virtues of being an adult, although the negative aspects of adulthood are often overlooked in our thoughts. We fool ourselves into thinking that we are prepared for adulthood because we become bored with our lives as children. But even boredom can prevail in our adult years. After settling down with a spouse, you begin to fall into a routine that you practice every day for the rest of your married life. It would only be natural to become bored with this redundancy and to seek out something new and exciting, such as a new partner. This boredom can lead to adultery, which isn’t often thought about at the beginning of a marriage. People tend to be egocentric, therefore the thought of being cheated on is hardly ever expected. “Why would my husband ever cheat on me?” The answer is simply because he became bored with
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