Writers on the choice of not getting married

Susan and Iain

We live in a society where things are changing. Constantly – replacing some of the previously founded notions on the ways of life and irreplaceably adapting new methodologies and lifestyles.

While living in this era of change and complication, here is what some of our favorite writers have to say about love, sex, marriage and not getting married at all.

Suzanne Venker – the writer of the much talked-about article ‘The War on Men’ that appeared in Fox News in the US- pints out that she accidently has ‘stumbled upon a subculture’ where men do not want to get married simply because they think Feminism – which was supposed to be a basic element – has made women ‘angry’ and ‘defensive’ instead.

ephesians.5.22“Men are tired. Tired of being told that something is wrong with them. Tired of being told that if women are unhappy, it’s their fault.”

Though Paul Hudson – a write for Elite Daily presents his point of view on marriage –one that breaks away the chains of masculinity and feminism and steps into a different reality zone altogether.

“You don’t have to get married to love someone. If you look at marriage like that, it has a knack for turning happy relationships into unhappy marriages.”

Supporting the fact that you don’t ‘need’ marriage, the legendary showbiz star and comedy writer Ricky Gervais thinks that to him, it’s irrelevant.

“I don’t see the point. We are married in everything but the ceremony. We share everything and everything is in both names. We’ve lived together for 29 years – how are we not married except in the eyes of God? It’s just irrelevant. Our ‘marriage’ has lasted longer than most marriages.”

John Cusack – the famous screenwriter, actor and producer believes that she hasn’t found the one yet.marraigejpg-2429551_p9

‘The one who looks at me as John and not some star’.

Other notable ones include these:

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

“If it is right, it happens—the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”

-John Steinbeck

“The desire to get married is a basic and primal instinct in women. It’s followed by another basic and primal instinct: the desire to be single again.”

-Nora Ephron

“Marriage – a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters in prose.”

-Beverley Nichols

All in all, most of the writers support the freethinking spirit of the mind – that does not age – that you don’t need to get married to find for love.

And you don’t need to get married if you’ve found love.

download (1)Moreover, who needs to tie another knot when you’re already married to your work?

Your life.

Your art.

Your ideas.

One thought on “Writers on the choice of not getting married

  1. I am 63 and today is my 43rd wedding anniversary. Along the way I found Christ, and this has made all the difference. Because of Him, marriage and my wife mean more and more to me with each passing year. I cannot bear to think of having lived my life without marriage to this woman. She is amazing!

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