If a survey is conducted today, more than 50% of the respondents would agree with the belief that the institution of marriage has become completely obsolete in today’s times. However, a closer analysis reveals that this is not the case. Surely, the meaning and understanding of the concept of marriage have undergone a huge change, but still, it continues to be an important part of our lives. Most of the couples who are in love with each other, still wish to get married and give their relationship a sense of security and permanency.
From Needing To Wanting
There was a time when getting married was considered to be a social obligation which every individual had to fulfill. Marriage was compulsory for everyone and therefore, there was a need to get married. Today, this need has been replaced by a want to get married. There are many people who do not want to get married and therefore, freely and happily choose the life of bachelorhood. For others, marriage is about wanting to find a partner who would love, respect and trust them and make them feel complete and happy in their life. Thus, the compulsion has been removed from the concept of marriage, thus making it even more chaste and beautiful.
Marriage Priorities Have Changed
In the past, things like the looks of the girl and the boy and their families used to matter a lot as far as decisions about marriage were concerned. This too has changed in the recent times. Today, the boy and the girl look for partners who are well educated and financially independent. Education and money have become primary concerns in a marriage. People have become more practical in their approach towards marriage and while some may view this as the loss of emotions in the relationship, other see this change in a positive way and feel that being practical in the marriage decisions, helps the couples in staying happy in the future.
Less Traditional Relationships Can Be Just As Perfect
The acceptance of the society towards relationships, which are not traditional in their nature, like marriage where the wife is working and the husband manages the home, etc., has increased. These changed equations in the marriage relationships have only helped in making the life of the married couples easier and better. As long as the husband and the wife are able to work out a system where they both are happy and able to cater to the needs of their married life, it does not matter what the accepted and traditional marriage norms are. At the end of the day, what matter is that marriage should bring happiness for both the partners, and as long as that is happening, every form of marriage should be acceptable.
The opinions about marriage are mixed and people tend to take extreme sides about the same. It is important that instead of being fixed about getting married no matter what, or not getting married at all, you let your emotions guide you and if you meet someone with whom you have a good emotional connect with, then you can get married, or else simply continue to enjoy your single life.