|Marriage is just a piece of paper.... it doesnt mean anything....|
|I was a single parent (even when i was married to my first hubby) Love the baby, b e the best parent(s) you can be... and that's all children need.|
It's easier and more fun?
I appreciate the attempt at humor, but I think it's actually the opposite.
Being older, (I mean older than a child, like older than 17) and out of school, and in a committed relationship makes it EASIER to have and support children.
I guess marriage is a dirty word, so I will reword my question:
Why don't people wait until they are out of school and with a partner who has a good enough job to support a family before they have children?
|2 thousand dollars isnt enough to support you and your boyfriend and ur child? and if u finish school and college u have much higher chances of gettign a good job and supporting your family? i mean what can u possibly do if u dont finish school....1 in a million makes good money if he didnt finish school. and u want to give your child everything in the world so why rush and have kids so early when for your child's benefits its better if you wait and get ur life together before giving a life to someone else.|
|the thing i like about marriage is it holds a more important status, and there is less of a divorce rate than a breaking up rate.
but then again, the times are changing and marriage doesn't mean anything. which makes me sad.
|Ahhh...gee, getting back on track, maybe people don't wait because they aren't legally allowed to get married but they are certainly allowed to have kids?
It's a control issue? A rebellious one? (I'm thinking in regards to the young parents.)
People get pregnant accidentally, decide to have kids, but then equate a marriage with a wedding and suddenly money gets in the way?
I know a couple who waited to get married although they had kids b/c she could get more financial aid for school if she were single.
People see marriage as the gov't sham it is?
I think there are lots of hypothetical reasons.