Dear Married Friends,
Please do not feel offended in any way, shape or form by the following.
At this point in my life, I do not believe in marriage.
Do I believe in love? Romance? Passion? Yes.
The institution of marriage? No.
I don't believe that a ring..or an elaborate wedding changes feelings. I don't think it stops someone from cheating..or lying or leaving.
I do believe that love is strong enough to stop those things.
Someone asked me today why I wasn't married. And quite frankly..I couldn't think of any other good reason besides..I didn't really want to be.
I'm happy as is.
I'm happy just..being happy.
I've also been asked why Moo and I aren't partnered.
Well..truthfully..we have yet to run across an SL couple that partnered and then stayed that way.
So..why mess with a good thing?
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together forever and a day. And they're not married. Never in the tabloids..never.
But the married folks. Well..they cheat. And get caught. And run off with other people. And..the damage is worse..because you've made that promise. That promise of forever.
Well..why put everyone through all of that?
I'm not saying I don't EVER want to get married.
Maybe three years down the line that'll be my thing.
Maybe I'll want that formal tie to someone else.
Maybe I'll not want bastard kids and stuff. LOL
And before you go off thinking my parents are horrible role models..they're not. They've been married for 37 years this year. But the thing is..my mom is my dad's second marriage. His first was in his early 20's. And maybe..if he had waited..instead of diving in head first into marriage, he wouldn't have gone through a nasty divorce.
I'm not saying marriage is a bad thing. But it's a BIG thing.
Too big to just..hop into.
For now. Well..
I'm content just being.
Yeah. Just being..is okay with me.