What if I never want kids? I'm nearly 27 and never had any interest in reproducing. I'm still in college but more than half-way (it's a long story and I had to quit for a while for personal reasons but I'm back and will finish my major this time).
Though I'm interested in some day getting engaged, kids I don't want,which is why I'm not in a rush.
I have heard about men's fear of marriage but what if I don't care about kids (would do a tubal ligation if given the chance) and I'm career-minded myself (I don't need your career either)?
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Marriage is important for having kids and raising kids, because having a mommy and a daddy are important to a child's development. It used to be that marriage was what you did if you wanted to have sex because kids were such a prevalent byproduct of having it. Then birth control came around, and we as a nation said if the birth control doesn't work, you can go and have the fetus killed. And people do this for many reasons, from not wanting the child to have to live with a parent who wasn't ready to have them to pressure from family or significant others. Now because of birth control, medical procedures to end pregnancy, and no fault divorce, we live in a culture where sex is much less consequential in peoples' eyes. There is nothing stopping anyone from making a lifelong commitment to another with or without a wedding license.
Some people want marriage for acceptance socially, some actually want to spend the rest of their life with a certain person as their companion through life's changes (careers, ups, downs, children, growing together as friends and lovers, etc). Marriage ties two people together financially, and they usually have sex, which has its own way of tying them together.0
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