Marriage is the union of two people who decide to spend the rest of their lives together, a ceremony, that unites two hearts and families and is legally recognised. This matrimony tends to differ from culture to culture and is celebrated in diverse manners all over the world.
However, even as pure as a concept, this has started to look obsolete to people in today’s generation as they fail to understand the significance and purity that the bond of marriage holds.
You might believe that spending the rest of your life alone is what you want, but the case often to be otherwise because heartbreaks and lies tend to mask reality. And in real life, having a life partner is of utmost importance for innumerable reasons. Here are some of them to change your mind for the better.
If you have the following questions in your mind then, you are reading the right article.
- Importance of marriage
- Why marriage is important?
- Why do people get married?
- Why marriage is good for you?
- Is marriage really necessary?
Marriage - the beginning of a new life
This beautiful ceremony marks the beginning of a whole new life for you and your partner. It offers you the golden opportunity of settling down and starting a family of your own, which is indeed precious. It only adds up more purpose to your life!
Contrary to popular belief, settling down does not mean giving up your dreams or career. Neither you nor your partner has to stop working, and that is the beauty of it, that besides having someone to spend your life with, you can also continue working towards your goals.
Marriage is the beginning of not merely a physical, but a spiritual and an emotional journey as well.
The need for such a bond - Importance of marriage
Marriage is not just any relationship but is a life-long commitment in which two people share their lives with each other wherein they have an intimate and affectionate connection with each other.
Why this connection is needed after a certain point of time is because one cannot stay in solitude forever. We, as humans, have it in our nature to need another human not just to satiate physical needs, but to share our thoughts and sentiments and bond on an emotional level too. And what better than a life partner to share your pain and happiness with!
The valuable lessons marriage teaches
Although it is based on love and mutual understanding, nobody said that marriage is going to be easy. But then what good thing comes to anyone easily!
Its journey might have to see a lot of rocky roads and hurdles at times but passing those only makes the bond stronger than ever. There would be quarrels, disagreements and at times even harsh feelings as per the situation, but you would never stop loving your partner and will only love them more as they stay by your side through thick and thin.
Marriage teaches one some of the most vital lessons of life like how along with love for your partner, having respect for them is also as important as the former, the necessity of giving someone their time as and when needed, etc.
For instance, if you had a heated argument with your partner and if he/she asks for some space or wants to be by themselves for a while, then you have to respect their choice and grant them some time instead of invading their space. This way, marriage teaches you to be patient, determined, loving, and caring, responsible and teaches you the utter importance of communication and trust. Besides that, it also teaches you to be compassionate and understanding.
There are also going to be many times when you and your partner are unable to come to a common consensus about something. It is exactly during this situation, that your compatibility is put to the test and whether or not the two of you can move ahead of that situation or not. Once you do, you finally realise the strength of the bond of marriage.
Both you and your partner will have to learn to adapt to innumerable changes such as those involving a different workplace environment, a new home, meeting new people, etc. Adaptation is one of the major lessons that marriage tends to inculcate into an individual’s life and prepares them for similar situations that they might encounter later in life.
Marriage is a Give and Take Relationship
The simple anatomy of marriage lies in its give and take relationship wherein you are not the only one who has to put efforts in the relationship or give time to the other person because you will receive just the same and sometimes even more.
Marriage this way is a very beautiful relationship yet complicated in its own way, which is what makes it even more special because you know that the purity of this bond, you are not going to find anywhere else.
Marriage gives you Social Rights
Being legally married also earns you a number of rights and benefits such as social security, medical benefits as well as disability benefits. It also provides you with financial benefits; for instance, it can get you certain tax deductions. Plus, you get the full authority to look after your spouse’s Medicare and vice versa.
The Additional Happiness of Parenthood
Not everyone wishes to have kids after getting married which is why this is like an extra benefit. Parenting is an art, not at all easy yet tends to bring unending joy to a married couple.
The happiness and the emotions two people feel that becoming parents will always be unmatched and the life of your new-born will only add more hope and sparkle to you and your partner’s life. It will be the beginning of a whole new life altogether.
When one enters the phase of parenthood, a couple’s life tends to become busier, and both you and your partner will have to juggle with a lot of responsibilities. The bond you both share will only get deeper, stronger and healthier during this time as you both start managing time more precisely for each other, help each other out more and so much more.
And the best part, you will finally get to understand why your mother and father were the way they were!
It makes and keeps you happy
Last but not the least, and the most important reason for getting married is because it brings you an uncountable amount of happiness. Even with the ups and downs and the bad times, it will always give you a reminder of all the good times and the fact that at least you had someone standing by your side through the bad times.
Marriage is a beautiful token of life and teaches you to live and enjoy but not only by yourself. It teaches you that the way sharing your sadness with someone tends to lessen it, sharing your happiness with someone will only make it twice than it was before!
The idea of staying by yourself for the rest of your life is merely an illusion for reality tends to work in a different manner. Every individual requires a companion with whom you can share and spend the rest of your life, with whom you can have expectations and life goals and one with whom you can build your life.
Marriage is not all good, but it is not all bad either. It is and will always be one of the sweetest and purest bonds that ever exists.
Co-author: Khushi Shah
Khushi has just passed her school and is now studying at PDPU. Apart from writing, she likes to sketch and dance. She also has other blogs where she posts proses and poetry.