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Does Marriage Really Make People Happier?

I am a firm believer that marriage needs good PR – well better PR than the Kardashians would be a good start. Those of us who have never been married before hear the horror stories and cautionary tales of marrying the wrong person. It is probably one of the biggest concerns many of us have.

A lot of people believe that if they find the right person and get married, their lives will make them happier – richer, and more satisfying. I happen to believe that it can but that is not the reason I ultimately want to marry. I want to get married because I love the man that asks me to marry him. I know, crazy concept!

The Journal of Marriage recently published a study that revealed:
“While both marriage and cohabitation provide benefits over being single, these reduce over time following a honeymoon period.”

I could argue that being single has its moments too – there are days when it can be super annoying and lonely – just like in a marriage.

The researchers also stated that “compared to most industrial countries America continues to value marriage above other family forms. Marriage is by no means unique in promoting well-being and that other forms of romantic relationships can provide many of the same benefits.”

What do you think? Do too many people get married thinking it will make them happier. Would that explain our brief marriages, high divorce rates, etc.?

I always say, if you can’t be happy single, being married won’t change a thing. Miserable singles marry each other and become miserable couples. Miserable couples have miserable kids. That’s lose-lose, man.

Are we on a quest to marry so that we can have happier lives?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

271 comments Add your comment

Leggs

January 18th, 2012
4:42 pm

I am in hysterics….that was a good one, WillieD!

Celisea

January 18th, 2012
4:43 pm

Pink…Yellow can lean either way…he’s straight need a girl color.

Celisea

January 18th, 2012
4:44 pm

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 18th, 2012
4:47 pm

Right..right..let’s get “manny” a bright fuchsia pair with a smiley face on it..

Into the Light

January 18th, 2012
4:48 pm

(ITL hiding behind the Hurt Locker in the corner, watching all the action)

Celisea

January 18th, 2012
4:48 pm

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 18th, 2012
4:48 pm

That 4:41 was funny Willie…got folks lookin at me n stuff.

Celisea

January 18th, 2012
4:48 pm

Fion

January 18th, 2012
4:50 pm

Ya know Celisea, it’s ok that you dream about me. Exactly how do you want to handle getting together? I don’t want you to suffer any LONGER!!!

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 18th, 2012
4:50 pm

ITL reach in the locker and get “manny” a XL pair of manties and an XM B.A.B shirt por favor..

Celisea

January 18th, 2012
4:52 pm

Fion – Can’t but one of us wear panties so my dear, you’re automatically disqualified :)

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 18th, 2012
4:52 pm

Alrighty kiddos, hasta manana :-)

Celisea

January 18th, 2012
4:53 pm

And stop asking me out….on the sly

Celisea

January 18th, 2012
4:53 pm

Night folks…it’s been a long one today

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 18th, 2012
4:54 pm

Can’t but one of us wear panties so my dear, you’re automatically disqualified

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

please resuscitate….

Willie Dynamite

January 18th, 2012
4:54 pm

Command – (Yelling in background) Somebody get me ABC. Tell him to bring his horn. We gon need him to cue up that remixed version of Taps asap.
Thinking to myself; this gon have to be closed casket

Fion

January 18th, 2012
4:54 pm

I know you were waiting for me. It’s ok. I hate to see you suffer.
Go ahead Baby get it all out now.

Celisea

January 18th, 2012
4:55 pm

LOLOL…I needed this laugh. I’ve been on spreadsheets all day.

Celisea

January 18th, 2012
4:56 pm

Stop yellin WillieD…this one’s a goner :)

Night folks!!

Leggs

January 18th, 2012
4:57 pm

And to think he tired to bum rush us…WE ARE THE MIGHTY WLBs….another one behind enemy lines bites the dust!!!!

Into the Light

January 18th, 2012
5:09 pm

(ITL now easing one foot out from behind the hurt locker)

Hello? Is it safe to come out?