Single vs Married

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    Well... I had fun being single but I planned on being married and raising some children. It was what I always planned to do..

    Now my sister on the other hand, got married, had children, got divorced and just loved being single...

    Eh... I guess it comes down to what makes you happy...
     
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    In the past it seemed single people were looked upon suspiciously, I'm not sure that's true anymore...

    Well.. okay .. I don't..
     
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    My brothers sometimes moan and groan about being single. I tell them to count their blessings.
    I agree it's difficult but marriage is even difficulter. And expensiver.
     
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    I've been happily married and happily single.

    I've been unhappily married and unhappily single, too.

    I'm not entirely sure that my spouse (or my lack of spouse) really had all that much to do with it in any case.

    Perhaps the only good thing about being married when you're unhappy, is that you can blame your spouse for your unhappiness.

    And conversely, when you're single and unhappy, you can tell yourself that your lack of an S.O. is the root source of your lack of joy.
     
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    :lol:...
     
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    I have been married so long I forgot what single was like. I seem to have vauge memories of bad food and watching TV alone.

    We got married right after highschool in 1990 and she has been with me through college, many moves, and 3 children.

    Thats something to consider also married with no children is different than married with children. Our oldest is getting ready to fly the coop and the other 2 are flapping their wings. I am really looking forward to an empty nest and more time with my wife.
     
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    It's a fun thought until they actually fly the coop, well, in my case..

    Dang you miss them...
     
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    Often they divorce and come back to the nest for roof, food and live in babysitters.
     
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    I've never been married. I wouldn't mind being married (to the right person), but I have no trouble with being single until I find that right person (who I'm not sure even exists).
     
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    God lets hope not. The thing I was most looking forward to being a grand pa was sending them home when I got sick of them. :lol:

    I know that I will miss them; but then I get to chase the wife through the house again.
     

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