Why Marry At All?
Couples don’t get married for a lot of reasons—after all, technically marriage is just a legally binding contract. I’m 24 years old and though I’m still young, I can’t see ever myself walking down the aisle, and just because I don’t see a Vera Wang or vows in my future doesn’t make my relationships any less valid or significant. After all, there are plenty of people out there who aren’t “man and wife” but are still in happy, healthy, worthwhile relationships. Just take a gander at these unmarried Hollywood couples who are still going strong: Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham, Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt. Not so shabby company to be in, eh?
All in all, there’s no set timeline for when a relationship has to become a marriage, or if it has to at all. You really have to take a good hard look at yourself and your relationship, and if marriage is something you truly want or if it’s just something everyone else does. Don’t base it on Brangelina or any statistic—base it simply on you!
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Girl Talk Time: What do you think—is there a set time to wait it out before you walk down the aisle? How long would you wait before peacing out of the relationship? Do you think marriage is really necessary at all?