Have you ever wondered if the age-old cultural construct of marriage is really for you? If you believe it isn’t, then don’t rush into making that decision.
Whether you’re single or in a relationship, the word ‘marriage’ could stir the uncomfortable feeling of uncertainty in the pit of your stomach. Especially when your social media feed is constantly bombarding you with wedding photos and videos of just about everyone you know getting married. Not to forget the beautiful, lavish celebrity weddings, all for love, of course! That said, the fact remains that marriage is one of those life events that should never be rushed into, come what may.
If you feel the urge to walk down the aisle only because of the following reasons, pause and think again.
YOU’RE AFRAID TO BE ALONE
Getting married only because you want someone to take care of you in the future doesn’t fully cut it. Ask yourself whether you care enough about your SO to spend your entire lives together, in sickness and in health. “The idea of being single and alone after a certain age is highly daunting, and could get to the strongest of people. Even so, I wouldn’t want to take such a huge decision in a moment of desperation,” says Sanorika Gupta, a 28-year-old copywriter.
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