20 Millennials reveal the reason why they are completely against marriage
Ah, marriage. In the idyllic white-picket-fence future we all at some point like to imagine for ourselves, we find someone who gives us butterflies (read: crippling anxiety) in our stomachs, plunge ourselves into debt for a lavish and unnecessary declaration of our love, sowing the seeds for decades of resentment, not to mention an expensive and agonising separation somewhere down the line, statistically.
At least the latest generation of wedding-aged people (the Millennials) know how much marriage sucks. Half of the time, the "til death do us part" of the agreement is voided, and who has the time and money to worry about overpriced diamonds, one-use dresses or orchid arrangements?! Here are a few more reasons, if you needed them, that some Millennials are completely against the idea of marriage.
1. Older generations just don't understand...
2. The fear is real
3. A wise strategy
4. Our parents' trauma becomes our reality
5. It's a valid point
6. True love isn't about pageantry
7. Money problems are the cause of many a conscious uncoupling
8. Who wouldn't want to be independent?
9. The childbearing life isn't for everyone
10. Different people have different definitions of success
11. More expensive weddings result in shorter marriages
12. Everyone should have the same rights to love
13. At least here, everyone's kind of in the same boat.
14. We're going to leave a very strange world behind for our kids
15. Maybe having a simple life partner is the way to go
16. The most important thing is that you love each other
17. Hopefully breaking the cycle
18. Kids are pretty hard to manage at the best of times
19. Infidelity is another leading cause of divorce
20. The married life definitely isn't for everyone
Well there you go. While there are an increasing number of people who are swearing off marriage, that doesn't necessarily mean that marriage is a bad thing, or that every Millennial is vehemently against it. I do hope that you've exposed yourself to some new opinions, and that at the end of the day, we all do what makes us happy in the long run.