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Why does life need to be perfect and what happened to just getting a wife?

It used to be young people got married and had children and lived happily ever after. Why do people not do this as much now? Young people are told they have to go out and have fun and make something of themselves. We seem to have to go through numerous partners, everything from spouses to one night stands. I'd love to just get a wife and get on with my life but it seems everyone my age don't want to settle down just yet. Why not?

Asked By: - 5/17/2012
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Life was never easy, trust me. If it was then we wouldn't have all the legal protections we do today for no-fault divorce (to make the process less cumbersome and embarrassing for people who both want to get divorced), anti-domestic violence laws, counseling and therapy services, child abuse laws and so on. The... More
Answered By: ibuildfuru - 5/17/2012
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'Cause now they want to think for themselves !! HA !! If you join the Army, Uncle Sam will issue you a wife, if he thinks you need one ... He knows best ....
Answered By: rick29148 - 5/17/2012
 
It's all becuase we have higher expectations!
Answered By: kpopp - 5/17/2012
 
Times change. Try and keep up.
Answered By: always learning - 5/17/2012
 
My husband and I got married and had kids young, we both were 23. We are very happy and enjoy our settled down life. One night stands and partying isnt all its cracked up to be.
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Answered By: got2be - 5/17/2012
 
Well why don't you get married and not have children right away. It's not a mistake at all.
Answered By: Sam - 5/17/2012
 
Don't worry about others your age. Do what makes YOU happy. Honestly, I don't see any benefit to one-night-stands. Just a chance to pick up an STD and spend your life paying for an accidental pregnancy...
Answered By: Liza2 - 5/17/2012
 
Culture. Find an Asian wife from Hawaii, or a Midwestern wife from Idaho or Iowa. They have the kind of upbringing you are looking for.
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Answered By: Dr. Jay - 5/17/2012
 
Seriously? No, seriously? '...love to just get a wife'...are you serious? Don't get me wrong. I'm married and love my wife, but this was NOT something that I pursued. I was PERFECTLY happy before I was married. I got married to make her happy, not to make me happy. Now, kids, that's another story. Guys shouldn't be... More
Answered By: RitchWilliams - 5/17/2012
 
Because greed has taken over. Not just young people wanting to live there life . Its about how can one live if they want to get married and have children .. The cost of housing warrants 2 people to work or they cant live . This makes people selfish.. I feel very sorry for the young as the pressure to enjoy life is... More
Answered By: June - 5/17/2012
 
Money..................no money......... no wife
Answered By: thinker - 5/19/2012
 
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