April 6, 2011

#100 Facts About Me - #3

I have no desire to get married.

Before you read that sentence then roll your eyes and scoff at me, let me explain.  No, I am not some feminist who "doesn't need a man", nor am I the bitter girl says "I don't need it" when all she really wants is a hubby, house and 2.5 kids. 

My boss says "Do it.  It's a break on your taxes."  Yet he's divorced and can't stand his ex wife.  Really?!  A break on taxes.  THAT'S your argument.  Please....


Truth is, I really don't see the point.  In the most literal sense of the term,  marriage is a ring and a piece of paper.  A break on your taxes.  A ring to shove in your friends faces.  A cease and desist on the snotty things people whisper about you about you "Living In Sin", etc. 

Marriage seems to be a way to legitimize all the so-called "bad things" you're doing anyway.  But if you're doing it anyway, why should you feel the need to legitimize it?  If you're ashamed of your actions pre-marriage, then you probably shouldn't have been doing them in the first place.  Logic.

It's not like marriage = happiness.  I mean, look at divorce rates!  50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri.

Who knows?  Maybe I'll change my mind down the road.  Maybe not.

Uncle Sam has some interesting things to say about how it is beneficial not to get married.  Read them here.