Why Get Married?
I turned 28 less than a month ago and I feel no different. I feel like I am still 23 living the life of a 28 year old, if not older. What I mean is I still feel young, whereas all those around me, be family member, co-workers, friends all see me getting older and most keep asking me one question.... "when are you gonna get married?" I give them all the same answer I have been giving for many years............ no marriage here. Im not against marriage and Im not afraid of commitment, God knows I have been committed before. But I simply just dont want to. The way I see it, you will get married when you feel you met the perfect match and you decide it is the next step in a relationship that has become so concrete. But recently the pressure has increased and is becoming unbearable. It feels like me against the world. My parents for one want me to tell them something like "ok I will think about it" so they feel more at ease, but I would just be bullshitting them and I know it will only backfire in the future so I end up being this stubborn hard headed asshole and say it again "NO MARRIAGE HERE!!" This is what they keep telling me:
(1) I am 2 years away from being 30.
(2) Get married early to see my kids growing up and grow up with them.
(3) If not now, I will be too old and cant be the family man I am supposed to be.
(4) Start a life with a wife early to build a base upon which to build a future.
(5) Time to stop with all the loose life and start a stable one.
(6) We need someone else to worry about you!! :P (probably the main one.. lol)
Although they all make sense, I am still not convinced. It just got me wondering.... is there an age limit to when a person should get married? What reason other than love should get two people to get married? Does being in a country like Kuwait, involved mostly about building a career, necessitate having someone to share your life with cos the way I see it, many push for marriage when residing in kuwait? When should you think of getting married?Note
: This post is not me asking for advice whether to marry or not.... cos my answer still is "NO MARRIAGE HERE!". It just got me thinking.
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