When I was a kid (and I am from a very traditionalist country) I always thought I'd get married and have kids and what not.
But as I grow up I am noticing that marriage isn't exactly what makes people happy.
For example: The divorce rate in USA is around 50%. The divorce rate in most European countries is around 50%. The only place on earth that doesn't see a high divorce rate is the Middle East but only because they have extremely brutal laws.
[Q] Are people meant to get married? Are we meant to be in monogamous relationships?
I'm not religious, but sometimes I think marriage is just an invention of the church.
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I think marriage can work. If you marry the right person, it can probably be a wonderful thing, at least for a while. However, sometimes people act too quickly and marry the wrong person, or the person isn't ready to get married and does anyway, or something like that, that's when marriage messes up.
Biologically, women are supposed to be in monogamous relationships and men are supposed to be polygamous. This doesn't mean that that's the right way to live, though, of course, unless you want to be on a show on TLC. Besides, by this theory at least half of guys wouldn't have any girls at all.
I also believe that marriage is by no means necessary for a beautiful, good relationship. It has a lot of cultural implications that apparently make the relationship "official", but as we've seen in the modern world marriage doesn't usually reduce a persons' willingness to cheat much. :/
At the same time, while it is by no means necessary, a lot of good relationships can become even better with marriage, simply by believing that their spouse will be with them for the rest of their lives.
So, it has its positives and negatives, I guess. :)0