What is marriage but a legal word?
How does it hold any value when people get married for the mere fact of a pregnancy?
Marriage is nothing when forever is not really forever
But it’s only until when times get tough and someone bails
The bonding of two people in one house
Can still mean that bond is divided by a wall
Separated in two bedrooms
Sleeping in two different beds
Only held together by their children
Constant infidelity can’t even break that marriage bond
Even if it means unhappiness and misery
Children from the mistress still can’t undo a traditional bond
Even if it means sadness and pain
Why is sex the ultimate marriage forcer? When people sleep around nowadays routinely?
Mistakes are made all the time but these mistakes are fixed by marriage to the old folks
Then you question them when you see all that’s wrong
They say a woman is a man’s slave once she marries him
She does what he says what he wants when he wants it done
No say no voice no nothing
Might as well be wearing a leash while your husband drags you behind him like a dog
But there are many good traditional marriages. Take my mom and dad. They are happy.
They smile and laugh and they look at their children with proud eyes. They are a happy
traditional marriage and despite whatever modern flaws I may see, they are happily
married and in bliss.
Nowadays, couples don’t even get married anymore. They date and date and date for
decades and they still break up. They have kids before they get married and even then,
that kid is not a tight enough bond to hold the family together. Instead it’s “I have you
for the weekends and you’ll be with your mom for the weekdays”.
Or the woman is the one who goes out and works and makes the money while the man
stays home and does all the “womanly” duties.
And if this modern couple does decide to get married, there’s always a possibility of
divorce. Divorce is not a forbidden word in a modern couple’s vocabulary because
forever really doesn’t mean forever nowadays. Forever is only until one person makes
the other person fall out of love or until happiness is gone.
Modern marriages do not know forever but when they do, it’s really something as special
as a traditional happy marriage.
With the divorce rate so high nowadays, forever is really not there but it’s the memories
and the lessons you learned that you can pass onto the next generation and as long as we
keep going and keep learning, I believe that modern marriages can once again become
what a traditional marriage was trying to conserve:
The true definition of a marriage: Two people becoming one for eternity because those
two people accepts the other person wholly till death really does do them part.