Why Women Marry Late
Where and how does marriage fit in with our end goals?
Why Marry Late, If At All?
Psychologists say that the main reason women are marrying at a later time is because they want independant success. Pressures at work, more interesting lifestyle choices and industrialization play huge roles in convincing women that there is certainly more to life than getting into a marriage. Many women have come to the very rational decision that it’s a worthwhile life choice to delay marriage in order to further explore the world and their careers.
Aside from marrying late, more women are also resigned to either not having children at all, or going it alone when it comes to rearing children, skipping the rites of marriage altogether and raising kids sans a partner. At any one time, around 25% of mothers are single mothers, with some 50% of today’s moms spending some time as the sole custodial parent.
People are different. Others are still successful even if they got married early and others are miserable. It depends.
Another thing about marriage being delayed is because the sanctity of marriage is gone. Everyone is cheating, everyone is playing, no one is taking relationships seriously anymore. If boyfriend and girlfriend relationships aren’t taken seriously, what makes us think that marriage will be taken seriously? Personally, I don’t think I’m going to get married until I really meet a person that is willing to sail wild waters with me. So far, my perception of relationships isn’t very great.
A lot of my college friends got married as soon as they graduated. I don’t know what the rush was for, but I guess they really wanted to get married asap.
Not to be bitter about relationships but I’ve experienced so many bad things in a relationship and I feel like no matter how old I am, I will never be ready with marriage.
It’s not just you, girl. I feel the same.
Men are the worst in my generation and I don’t even believe that there are decent guys out there anymore. Such a tragedy.
We exist baby..
I remember my grandmother telling me to get married asap because I’m getting old. People, I’m only 25.?
I’m a single mother right now and I’m 29. I love my daughter a lot and I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s 9 years old now. If I was to give an advice to anyone about marriage or having kids, make sure that you do it at a time wherein you’re mature enough and in the right state of mind. Marrying young or getting pregnant at an early age can cause a lot of problems, not only in your body but also your future. I know that people will argue that age is just a number but no, it has something to do with maturity as well.
Wow 50% custodial moms and raising their kids solo. Guys, what are you doing???
Statistics on women getting married late has increased. I’m not even surprised. Women want to be single now and it empowers them.?
Life is harder now and money is needed everywhere. You can’t just get married and have babies when you don’t have a stable job. Of all the things that are listed here, I’m voting for stability.
Same, being in your mid 20’s in my opinion is the time when you’re just a few years starting from your first job and what have you achieved at that time? Not so much, I bet.