There have been a lot of threads lately in which people have expressed the real difficulties and hardships of marriage. Some of the single guys, myself included, have made quotes like “I’m never going to get married,” etc.
I’m only 24, and while I like to call myself Creskin on the weekends, I don’t actually know the future… mine or anyone else’s. Suffice it to say, however, that a lot of what I’ve learned about marriage over the past 5 or 6 years has really turned me off to the possibility. Fights, infidelities, sexless marriages, kids taking over your life, money problems, being married to someone who isn’t really “in love” with you, the list goes on.
What I’d really like now is to hear the BENEFITS of marriage from some of you T-men and women. But here’s the twist: I want real stuff, not idealistic, standard paeans to romantic love fulfilled in conjugal bliss. On the other hand, if love really does fade into a comfortable familiarity, passionless and sterile, tell us that, too. I don’t want to be lied to. But hopefully, we’ll hear mostly good things in this thread.
And if there are zero replies, then I’ll have learned a valuable lesson…