I typically cringe at the thought of watching couples walk down the aisle, but while attending a wedding ceremony recently, I was blown away by how much I enjoyed myself. For some ‘weird’ reason, I feel sad watching couples take the bondage plunge, secretly wondering if the relationship would last, or how long it would take until separation and divorce becomes imminent.
Well, on this occasion, everything deviated from my norm. To get my mind off thoughts of doom and gloom, I decided to take a good look at the people in attendance. We had: the ‘married-and-genuinely-happy’ looking couples, the ‘married-but-dissatisfied’ looking couples, the ‘separated-but-keeping-up-appearances’ looking couples, the ‘single-and searching’, ‘single-and-desperate’ and my very own category, ‘single-and-don’t-give-a-hoot’ categories all in attendance. It was simply amazing to watch everyone in their element.
While the ceremony progressed, some couples looked wistful, jealous, and unhappy, while others (myself included) were genuinely happy for the couple. This made me wonder why marriage is still considered as a prerequisite to enjoying life, despite all the negative stories and experiences tooted for all to hear.