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Woman Staring at Her Wedding RingGetting hitched is a big deal. When you and your partner decide to take your relationship to the next level, it should not be a choice made lightly. While there are plenty of fantastic reasons to consider getting married, there are also a handful of horrible motives. Marriage is a serious commitment. When you commit to someone on the wrong grounds, it sets the tone for the rest of your relationship. Take a look at these bad reasons to get married, and see if you’re making the right choice for your future.


Being alone for a long time can be a depressing and isolating experience. Though there is a lot to be said for having personal time during which you are free to do what you please, human beings crave meaningful interactions. The longer you are by yourself, the more desperate you might feel for intimacy. Sadly, this is one of the easiest ways to rush into a relationship that is wrong for you. Loneliness is a motivating factor in a large number of commitments, though it usually does not end well for the couple.

Getting married because you are lonely means you do not technically care about the person you are with. In this mindset, any person who comes along and shows a modicum of interest is the person you will want to wed. If you feel alone, consider adopting a pet or spending more time with friends until you meet a romantic partner who actually aligns with your personality. 

Solve Your Problems

Another common reason people rush into marriage is that their relationships are on the rocks. The longer two people have been dating, the more pressure is placed on commitment. If you and your partner have been working through relationship issues for what feels like an eternity, the idea of commitment might be one you keep pushing off. Unfortunately, you eventually might cave and feel like the only way to solve all of your relationship problems is by diving into marriage. 

While there is a lot to be said for learning to swim by jumping into the deep end, this is not a philosophy that should be applied to marriage. If you and your partner have a lot of issues that have never been resolved, it is best to try and work through these problems before moving your relationship to the next level. 

For Someone Else

Families can put a lot of pressure on relationships. If you have parents who are constantly pestering you for grandchildren, for example, you might feel like you have a limited amount of time to work with to have a baby. While biological clocks are often motivating factors for marriage, the decision to wed should fall on you and your partner. When influence from relatives or friends pushes you into the arrangement, the union is getting off on the wrong foot. Remember, it is always possible to have a child through adoption or other means as you get older.

You Feel Nothing

Many people go through relationships on autopilot and eventually get married because it is the next logical step. Sadly, these people don’t always feel strong emotions toward their partners. They merely remain in the relationship because it is comfortable or consistent. While storybook love is an unfair expectation to put on a connection, you want to feel something romantic when you look at your significant other. When you don’t have any real feelings about the situation, it is a sign you need to reassess your priorities. 

Getting married for the wrong reasons is an easy way to create a lot of unhappiness for you and your partner down the line. Before rushing into any life-altering decisions, think long and hard about your relationships and see if marriage is the right choice.

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