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An Argument for Marriage

            In this world, where the divorce rate is higher than the marriage success rate, it easier to give a reason why we should not get married than it is to give a reason why we should marry. As a person who got married over one year ago last Saturday I can say that when I announced to my friends that I was getting married a majority of the people I spoke to asked me one of two questions. The first question was whether I was sure I wanted to get married and the second question was why did I want to get married. Thoughts about marriage have gotten very negative. When I sat down to think about why I decided to get married several reasons came to mind? .
             First of all, I would like to think that we get married for companionship. Some would say that it is because we fall in love, but I think the basic need is for companionship. Life can be very hard. When you have someone to share it with it makes it a lot easier. I got married because I found my best friend. I found a person who I could talk to about my hopes and dreams, a person I could laugh with, a person I could confide in when things weren't going the way I would like, and someone who was there for me in good times and in bad. I had gotten to the point in my life where I wanted a partner who would be honest with me. I did not want someone who would tell me what I wanted to hear. I wanted to be able to have an open relationship. Another reason that relates to companionship and love is stability. Dating can be monotonous. When you are in the process of finding the one person who you would like to spend the rest of your life with, you go through a series of dates that involve meeting many new people and trying to get to know each of them to see if they are the person you have been looking for. Trying to get to know them for them to get to know you. There has to be a purpose, and the purpose is to find that one person that you can be with for the rest of your life.

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