Should every relationship lead to marriage?

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On 27 September 2016 saa 01:00
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Today, Drama and Shawn will write about relationships, and if every relationship should lead to marriage.

Read their their opinions below


The whole point of getting into a relationship for me, is to exclusively be with someone you care a lot about. If you do not care about a person, then, why go into a relationship with them at all? So yes, relationships should lead to marriage. If you love someone enough to date them, you should love them enough to wed them too.

There was a time when I’d have expressly said no to this question, but this is the honest truth. I know that some people go into a relationship because they want just sex, but that’s wrong. If sex is all you’re about, then, you should be looking out for whores, not men and women who want to share something real and serious. The whole point of having a relationship is companionship and friendship, and once you find that, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t rather spend the rest of your life with your partner.

The only excuse I’d consider valid for anyone not to want to marry the person they care about is if they mutually agree to forget about observing marital formalities, and just stay together as a couple, that I’d understand, but unless it’s an arrangement like that, then, there’s no reason why you should not marry the person you date. If the person you date does not want to marry you, then you’re definitely seeing the wrong person, and you need to run away from them immediately. Nobody would not want to have something good in their life forever. A man or woman who thinks of you as something good and rare would definitely want to be with you for the longer term, if the opposite is the case, they’re not for you.


Should every relationship lead to marriage? I don’t think so. But then I don’t feel it’s right for one to be in a relationship just for the sake of it.

First, a relationship should be between two people who genuinely care about each other and are interested in each other. This should be the first instance, and then it should be worked further.

If every relationship leads to marriage, then the number of divorce would triple in no time. A relationship should be a platform where you get to know each other better and know if you can have a future with each other.

The relationship should then pass through various stages, and if successful, courtship and marriage should come next.

Many pressure themselves into thinking that a relationship should lead to marriage, and then they often end up ruining the relationship or regretting why they got married in the first place.

I believe a relationship shouldn’t be something you do for fun, there should be commitment and the likelihood of a future; it’s where you get to test certain aspects of each other’s lives and understand if things could actually work. But then, you shouldn’t force a marriage on it or pressure yourself into thinking it must lead to marriage.

Every relationship should have a future, but then it has to be a successful relationship before you start thinking of the future.

That’s our take on today’s edition of Elcrema Sunday Love Special; do you think every relationship should lead to marriage?