- Title: The Case Against Marriage: What You're Really Getting. What You've Got To Lose.
- Author: Glenn Campbell
- ISBN: null
- Page: 136
- Format: Kindle Edition
Not just a critique of marriage but one of the best books EVER on romantic relationships and how they really work What do people want from love How do they think marriage will help them, and what does it really give them Marriage is all about love, right Actually, it s about money Behind the romantic language, marriage is primarily a financial agreement merging thNot just a critique of marriage but one of the best books EVER on romantic relationships and how they really work What do people want from love How do they think marriage will help them, and what does it really give them Marriage is all about love, right Actually, it s about money Behind the romantic language, marriage is primarily a financial agreement merging the assets and liabilities of two individuals into a single corporate entity After your wedding, the money you earn and debts you incur are no longer legally yours they belong to the marital community a common pot that both of you contribute to and draw from It s a lot like Communism an idealistic sharing of resources and risks supposedly for the common good.What could go wrong with this plan Pretty much the same things that brought down political Communism in the late 20th Century It slows growth, suppresses initiative, dilutes responsibility and mires decisions in bureaucracy Healthy relationships need clear boundaries, and marriage erases too many of them at once.Marriage was designed for medieval times Back then, life was hard and short most marriages were arranged, and a woman was essentially the property of her husband Marriage was a sort of licensing system for sex and childbirth Once the relationship was officially approved and the religious ceremony concluded, the couple s overriding goal was to produce as many children as possible, knowing that many would die.Times have changed Birth control, longer lifespans, sexual freedom and women s rights have rewritten the rules of matrimony Under the laws of most Western countries, marriage is no longer a sex license or child rearing contract, only a contract to merge your financial resources It s only money, couples may say, but Glenn Campbell argues that love and money are separate issues that should be kept that way.In modern Western society, unmarried people can legally have sex, live together, raise children, buy property together and do nearly everything else associated with a committed relationship, so why do they need to marry at all What are you really getting when you walk down the aisle Is marriage merely a public announcement to make your relationship official, or does it fundamentally change the relationship With simple, powerful and accessible arguments, The Case Against Marriage explains why, if you truly love someone, marriage may not be the wisest way to show it.
Recent Comments "The Case Against Marriage: What You're Really Getting. What You've Got To Lose."
First of all I've never been married so you can say I don't know what I'm talking about, but here is what I think about the book. Overall I found the good to be a good read, certainly controversial and will inspire interesting conversations among friends. I agree with a lot of points and descriptions in it but I still found it a little too biased, like marriage is EVIL and has no other possible outcome than EVIL.As I said I agree that if you are going to marry it can't be for for reasons like fi [...]
As a marriage counselor, I disagree with some of Campbell's presuppositions; however, this is a thought-provoking, intelligent piece of work. While the author's case is against marriage, the points he makes are useful even for those who do choose to walk down the aisle: thoughts on the financial aspect of marriage, the ideals of happiness and romance, what to look for in a relationship, good communication and healthy fighting, the wedding, and the importance of sexual intimacy. Campbell has a go [...]
What a fascinating, unique and well argued book! Campbell provides some really appealing arguments AGAINST getting married. While in some ways he does tend to say the same thing in many different ways, I'm so glad I read this book (and added it to !) If you're considering getting married (like I am or was), READ THIS BOOK. If you want to make an intelligent decision and look at a variety of perspectives, this book is gold.Just read it. OK.
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