Reasons why some women never marry

Maria Papadopoulou By Maria Papadopoulou, 25th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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While most women are in love with the idea of getting married from an early age, some women prefer to take a different path. And they have good reasons for it.

Marriage is not for everyone

While it is widely believed that every woman should get married and have kids, this is not the case for every woman. There are women who never marry and as this is what they really want, they are actually happy with it. For some others, not getting married is not an ideal situation, however, it is the only situation they can live with.

They haven't found the right one

Some women never find the right man, or even if they do, they don't succeed in keeping him for too long. The relationship does not develop enough to lead to marriage. Instead of settling for a relationship that is not satisfying enough and does not give them what they want, they prefer staying single.

They love their independence too much

Some women love their independence way too much to sacrifice it. For them, getting married equals to prison. They want to feel free to go out whenever they want, stay out for as long as they want, do all the things they want and not report to anyone. The only responsibility they are willing to accept is the responsibility of themselves. Marriage and kids are obstacles to the way they want to live their lives. In order to get married, these women need to be madly in love, and even so, the marriage is probably doomed to fail, as sooner or later, the need for independence will come to the surface.

They don't want to have children

Many women get married to have children and raise a happy family. Some women do not want to have children. Either because they don't think they will be good mothers or because they just don't have it in them to raise kids, they prefer not to have children. As a result, they don't see a reason to get married either. They may be in a good relationship, but the moment their partner expresses a desire to have a family, they will have to end the relationship so that each of them can take a different path.

They have other priorities

For some women, getting married is not at the top of their priority list. Sometimes, it is not even on their priority list. If they have an executive position at a company, or work in a profession that requires too much of their time and energy on a daily basis, a marriage is not even en option to them

Different can be interesting

Not all women are destined to do the same things in life and there is nothing wrong with that. Life would actually be too boring, if everyone did the same things. The important thing is to understand why some women never marry and to accept it, instead of trying to change it.


Independence, Marriage, Priorities, Relationship, Single, The Right Man, Women

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I am a certified health visitor and i also hold two bachelor degrees in translation as well as a bachelor degree in subtitling.

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author avatar Conny
26th Oct 2010 (#)

Excellent Maria.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
26th Oct 2010 (#)

I think that underlying all these reasons not to marry (and a few you didnt't mention), lie some very fundamental psychological ssues concerning worldview and self-perception.

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author avatar Denise O
27th Oct 2010 (#)

To marry or not to marry.
I have been married two times.
The first time, almost caused me not to do it again.
I am so glad I put my issues aside and did it the second time around. 20+ years and counting.
I do not think marriage is for all and I have np with folks living together, to each his/her own.
All reasons you stated are on point Maria.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
7th Nov 2010 (#)

You are welcome guys.
I completely agree that marriage is not for everyone.

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author avatar Kathryn
21st May 2011 (#)

Some never marry due to lack of opportunity !!!!!! Marriage should never be an assumption that one day it will eventually happen - I'm 35- I've never dated and I've never had the choice - not shy , not picky - just never happened - my dad won't get to walk me down the aisle and its very sad - I'm not chooosing this - there is no alternative for me !!!

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author avatar Sophia
22nd May 2011 (#)

Heres another reason why some women never marry...a lack of trust in the male species. Alot of marriages end in divorce because of infidelity and I dont think I could trust a man enough to marry him if he asked.

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author avatar Destiny
6th Oct 2011 (#)

most women choose to have relationship than being marry with a man, That what happens 50% of women are ending divorce, 40% of man were divorce. Got it

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author avatar Destiny
6th Oct 2011 (#)

maybe of most married people doesn't agree each other. Theres no chemical between men and the women.

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author avatar MeantToBe
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Many people were Meant to find the love of their life, and many of us were Punished with singleness. Go Figure.

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author avatar Jed
21st Feb 2017 (#)

marriage is boring and a waste
of time only good for selfish

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