I don't know if it's because of my entourage and I haven't seen any happy married couples, especially not my parents, but I really don't feel in the long run that two people can still be in love.
I think in the long run it'll end up as a partnership with similar goals more than two lovers.
I think that's like the ideal part, the negative part would be two people hating on each other but bound to commit for the family or two people who are totally numb and don't feel any emotion for the other whatsoever.
Most Helpful Guy
Not really. I think most people end up having the most fun and best memories with the opposite sex in their teens and twenties. Then the person they marry is often just the person they settle with when they are ready for sacrifices and responsibilities (buying a house and raising kids). To be honest, I really don't think its that flattering to be the guy a girl to marry.
Also, regardless of what percentage of marriages end in divorce, the ones that don't end in divorce are not nessesarily happy/fufilling. A lot of them are marriages of convenience.4
Most Helpful Girl
I could write a book and not do this justice lol. I used to feel the same way about people not being able to stay in love for the long run, however, that changed when I met the right person around this time 8 years ago. I fell in love with my best friend in high school and everything felt almost too good to be true. I was the biggest skeptic and he completely changed my world. I think it is important when people love each other to be commited to growing together through life. That was something that we had to learn as we transitioned from dating in highschool to adults. Life is hard at times so it is important to have someone you can laugh with and grow with instead of letting the struggles tear you apart. So to answer the question, for me I absolutely believe marriage is a positive thing although many would probably feel differently based on their experiences. From my experience though, marrying my husband was the best thing I ever did. I thought I knew how great of a husband and marriage I would have on my wedding day, but it has far exceeded my expectations.1