As a little girl, I always knew I'd grow up, meet someone and get married, or at least I always hoped I would. But in this day and age, with the divorce rate so high, I found that some of my friends (men and women), have made the conscious choice NOT to get married. They see marriage as the road to divorce.
These anti-marriage friends aren't young, they aren't angry, and they are definitely not sleeping around. They are actually extremely caring, sensitive and loyal lovers who have had a little too much experience watching couples' relationships fall apart. They are in committed relationships with people who share their feelings about marriage. They don't want to end up in a traumatic divorce, so they just play pretend marriage. They basically do everything married people do --buy a house together, share a bank account, get a dog, even have kids-- but they skip the wedding.
So what do you think? Do you have friends like mine, who see divorce as the next step after the wedding? Do you feel that it's possible to live and love just ONE person for the rest of your life or do you still have faith in the sacred union of husband and wife? I want to know: Do you believe in marriage, or do you think it's doomed from the start?