Married or Single?

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Why do people get married? Well it is a known tradition in humanity that a

man and woman will come and live together. Marriages are a lifetime commitment

with love and caring among people. Although the most important element is love,

almost half of all marriages today end in divorce and the rate of marriage decreases.

Why? There are several reasons to support it.

Marriage means giving up freedom. People who get married are defined by

the responsibilities of a husband or wife. They cannot do what they want to do

because they have to care about each other. For instance, one may want to go out

on the weekend, while the other wants to relax and stay at home. So the other has

to do as one likes to avoid the dispute even if he or she does not want to do it. But

to do as one likes is not a good way to solve problems.

Finally, when they cannot

stand to do it, problems will occur.

After getting married, many people may not be happy because of several

reasons. For example, a failure to communicate, husband and wife might not tell

each other about their problems or how they feel. Because of this, the husband and

wife will not understand why the other person is acting the way they are. While one

of the spouses may be depressed over something that occurred at work, the other

may think he or she is depressed because of an action he or she did. So this leads to

the resentment between them and hate for no reason.

People change. You cannot love one person forever. When you get married

and live with someone for very long time, you may begin to be fed up. Then, you

may try to avoid...