When you get to a certain age, people start asking when you’re going to get married, especially if you have been in a long-term relationship. When people like your kind aunt Betty ask the dreaded marriage question, they usually do so with good intentions. The people who love you want to see you march down the aisle, and be part of your special day.
What Betty doesn’t realize is that you haven’t necessarily bought into the traditional paradigm that everyone needs to get married and live a traditional life. Most people in the western world graduate high school, go to college, get a job and settle down and get married. And out of that group of people who do follow the traditional life path, sure many may be happy, but it isn’t necessarily for everyone.
Getting married isn’t for everyone
Society pressures people to feel like they should take the plunge and say I do, even if it isn’t the best thing for you. I have a friend who was in no rush to get married, in fact, she dated her husband for six years before they tied the knot. Her friends kept asking when she would settle down, and it even became a bit of a joke. All of Poppy’s friends who rushed into marriage are now divorced, and she is the only one of the group who is still married, the rest of the group are all single moms.
Next time someone keeps asking when you’re going to get married or tie the knot, use one of our clever comebacks.
If you want to shut up the nosey person asking you about marriage, use one of our snappy comebacks below.