Why Do We Get Married

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People marry to get company that they would not get if they were single. Nobody wants to return to an empty home, which is what happens if you do not marry. Isolation can be killing. Studies have shown that isolation can be harmful to health as heavy smoking or drinking.
It is only in the movies that bachelors look young and carefree. If you see men who are single, after the age of 28 or so, you will find that they look older and more worn out than married persons of the same age. Scores of studies done in North America and Western Europe shows that married people enjoy better health than singles. They also live longer.
Take mental health for instance. Singles outnumber married individuals by three to one in mental hospitals.
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They will learn that personal preference is more valuable than the welfare of another. They will learn that selfishness is the model by which to live since the sacrifice of commitment to one person has not been made.
In addition, children need security and instruction. Marriage helps to secure the family bond thereby providing a more secure environment in which the children may grow so that they might properly learn morality and integrity as they enter into society as adults. After all, those parents who do not value marriage tend not to value commitment and children should not be raised where the parents are not committed to each other.
Furthermore, marriage with its promise of fidelity, helps to ensure health through the prevention of venereal diseases. Marriage helps to ensure the very sanctity of the spouse-to-spouse relationship since marriage is a public statement of exclusive dedication. This helps to establish a foundation in the relationship where a marriageless, living-together relationship can have no true trust since people are together out of convenience. If it becomes inconvenient, then they can easily break up -- children or no children.
Marriage is not just a piece of paper. It is a promise to live together faithfully, till death, through thick and thin, sickness and health and it is a benefit to the children who are raised in it. Marriage is a
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