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  • never married

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  • divorced

    1 14.29%
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  1. #1 What's your marital status? 
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    In a recent thread in a different section of the forums, something has sparked my interest in the marital status of individuals on this forum. I would like to do a polling on whether you're happily married, never married, divorced, or widowed.


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    None of your GD business...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    None of your GD business...
    It's an anonymous poll.
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    still, this is too personal
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    And it's incomplete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR View Post
    still, this is too personal
    How? It's just a poll on marital status.
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    i think they might have wanted cohabitation and by-law marriage....

    27 years: 21 happy, 1 on the rocks and 5 away doing Army stuff....
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    Quote Originally Posted by idontknowanything View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR View Post
    still, this is too personal
    How? It's just a poll on marital status.
    Well, you have "happily married" for example but no "unhappily married". What about "divorced and unmarried" versus "divorced and happily remarried"? How about "in a bigamous relationship" ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by idontknowanything View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR View Post
    still, this is too personal
    How? It's just a poll on marital status.
    Well, you have "happily married" for example but no "unhappily married". What about "divorced and unmarried" versus "divorced and happily remarried"? How about "in a bigamous relationship" ...
    I should have made more options... argh. I just made 'happily married' the default of being married, didn't think of being 'unhappily married'.
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    my opinion is that a child can connect two people more than any marriage certificate, and I am traditional guy, but even church marriage cant connect two people if they are not willing to compromise. I think that it is best to have a long relationship to test your grounds than marriage
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    Quote Originally Posted by slavenenco View Post
    my opinion is that a child can connect two people more than any marriage certificate, and I am traditional guy, but even church marriage cant connect two people if they are not willing to compromise. I think that it is best to have a long relationship to test your grounds than marriage
    I agree; the biological processes are more powerful than ink on paper. I would assume that considering the poll has only been taken by the 'happily married' and 'never married' that everyone else is in a bind with the poll because they're either 'divorced' or 'unhappily married'? I think a long relationship before marriage is a good start, but it still can't predict the future. How do you feel about prenuptial agreements? I feel they're a must in todays society, but they still don't guard against everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idontknowanything View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by slavenenco View Post
    my opinion is that a child can connect two people more than any marriage certificate, and I am traditional guy, but even church marriage cant connect two people if they are not willing to compromise. I think that it is best to have a long relationship to test your grounds than marriage
    I agree; the biological processes are more powerful than ink on paper. I would assume that considering the poll has only been taken by the 'happily married' and 'never married' that everyone else is in a bind with the poll because they're either 'divorced' or 'unhappily married'? I think a long relationship before marriage is a good start, but it still can't predict the future. How do you feel about prenuptial agreements? I feel they're a must in todays society, but they still don't guard against everything.
    I agree that you cant predict the future nut you can get a good idea of how its gonna look like, I think that prenup has a good purpose, but it is a two bladed sword, you are showing distrust to somebody you are planning to spend rest of your life, and i think that trust is the main ingredient in any relationship, whether that's parent, brother, friend, girlfriend, wife...
    Basically im not sure about prenuptial agreements, if I have doubts in marriage, i wouldn't get married
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    How do you feel about prenuptial agreements?
    I think they are garbage and an excuse for half-assed committals. If a person thinks they need one than they aren't ready for marriage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    How do you feel about prenuptial agreements?
    I think they are garbage and an excuse for half-assed committals. If a person thinks they need one than they aren't ready for marriage.
    Why use the term half-assed? It's nothing more than planning ahead; you never know what sort of mess you may find yourself in when you're in a legal commitment with the possibility of divorce being a real occurrence that happens. I don't see a prenuptial agreement as garbage. It's nothing more than an opinion, but who are you to say a marriage with a prenuptial agreement won't be a successful marriage? I'm actually at peace with the idea that a relationship could be so open-minded to put thought into that possibility. If anything, it's human. If anything, it's realistic.
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    You might consider it old-fashioned but I strongly believe marraige is about 100% committment. Prenuptuals are planning for failure. If there's planning involved it should be figuring out if you'll willing to go through thick and thin as partners even if the worse happens such as having a mentally retarded child, times apart, severe sickness, a flinge on the side etc. Being willing to work like hell to make it work, and be willing to change with them as they grow (mentally and physically--hehe) and change.

    Prenups are too much like taking out an extended warrenty for your flat screen at the Best Buy checkout counter--marriage should be much more special than that.
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    I agree; prenuptials are planning for failure, as that is their intention. I would argue that it's naive to enter a legal relationship without a legal agreement to protect your assets, no matter how well you may think you know the other person. I would consider you old-fashioned and I'm glad your marriage has worked out for the better, but one thing remains constant and that is change. I'm 22, my observations and short time on this planet have given me the thought process to avoid injury, death, and a divorce (which would be loss of life and financial loss). It's as if you're trying to say: a scientist shouldn't wear goggles in the lab because he's planning for failure? I would say, that's illogical. I would actually argue that marriage is just as much an experiment as any other human endeavor and we should always wear our safety goggles.
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    The "happily married" option made me smile, it makes me think of the musical Grease, Black and white TV shows, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra (straaa-an-gers in the night...).



    There is a cultural aspect in all of this, if you live in a 40s alternate timeline a prenup isnt an option, and maybe divorce isnt either, mostly because of the culture you are in. In an alternate culture, marriage, a commitment because you sign and swear you will though it up, as opposed to a relationship based on free and mutual interests and friendship affinity, may appear to be a pre-historic tribal ritual like the bone in the nose ceremony of whatever. I have friends for many more years than many people have had a marriage, whats my secret, simply because I we like each other as friends and have a blend of common interest, light-hearted humor and respect, of course not, its because long ago we signed a friendship contract mandating enforcing the friendship, even if we didn't want to or treated each other like crap, thats what friendship is all about.
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    never married
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    Quote Originally Posted by idontknowanything View Post
    I just made 'happily married' the default of being married, didn't think of being 'unhappily married'.
    Which tells us for certain that you aren't married.
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    Never married and stay alone the whole life.
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