even women seeing that marriage is an outdated, sheepish concept

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  1. actsnoblemartin
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    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

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    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    Interesting thoughts but our grandchild just hugged me and all of evolutionary biology and science and modern nonsense about marriage amounted to nothing.


    Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved."
    Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love."
    Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."
    Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."

    Erich Fromm


    http://www.aarp.org/relationships/l...15_women_on_why_they_said_no_to_marriage.html
     
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    There is a reason liberals hate traditional marriage.

    And there is a reason liberals end up as the bitter, aging hipsters that they are, like Bill Mahr, Michael Moore, Bill Ayers, etc. They don't have the capability to find intrinsic happiness in life, through things like grandkids, faith, providing a better future for one's kids by not setting them up for bankruptcy.

    Liberals only know external happiness: Sexual pleasure, drugs, government entitlement checks, etc. Any restrictions on those external pleasures they despise. Which is why they hate marriage, independence, freedom, profits and the traditional nuclear family.
     
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    Again same question as in your other thread.


    Been dumped? Got someone knocked up? Or just justifying being alone and horny?
     
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    Strange

    I have been happily married for 30 years
     
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    Barb Carpe Scrotum

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    meh. we can be in a long term, committed relationship, and still be alone and horny.
    Life tends to throw some curves.
     
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    EriktheRed Eh...

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    Also strange:

    I know a conservative who is old and bitter and another one who hates marriage.
     
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    Martin,

    no matter how much you despite marriage for whatever your reason. It's still the fundamental building block of society. It's still essential for civilization and to teach children how to live and survive in the world.
     
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    I _____, take you ______, to be my wedded wife. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish 'till death do us part. And hereto I pledge you my faithfulness.


    What exactly is "outdated and sheepish" about that? Publicly pledging to be faithful and honest to another person for the rest of your life is really an awful thing. Damn conservatives.
     
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    Indeed, personal commitment is a net plus all around.
     

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