To Marry or Not To Marry?
Asked on Quora: Which is better: an arranged marriage or a love marriage?
Answered by Tamra Coveau
Define “better.” There is certainly evidence that arranged marriages can be successful, healthy and happy. Arranged Marriage Statistics I think that tradition has a place in our lives and communities.
A person also has the right to choose not to marry. Single people and people with committed partnerships can be just as successful, healthy and happy as legally married people. Does marriage make us happy?
The real question is what is right for you? There is really only one person to answer that..you. Are You Ready to Get Married?
Do you want to marry for love, tradition, stability, friendship or something else? Would you be better putting of this decision and focusing on the relationship you have with yourself? Romantic feelings can come and go. 4 Ways to Put a Spark Back into a Tired Relationship
Studies show that real love is commitment to growth, loyalty, and another’s well being.
Marriage is a big deal, but it is not for everyone. It should never be forced on anyone, like in the case of child brides, which is a form of rape.
Marriage has religious or spiritual meaning for some people. It can also be a simple legal contract that works for both individuals to formalize a relationship. Both individuals should be able to make a decision that is respectful of their own beliefs, values and equal human rights as adults. I believe that every adult person has the right to choose who, when and how to marry, and more importantly live life.