Marriage is a sacred union in many cultures and religion. It is one things that most humans wish for and long to have. But what is the better way of getting married – Is it through a love marriage or an arrange marriage.
According to Collins dictionary, a marriage is a relationship between two people who are married.
Most cultures in the world, ranging from the Asian culture to the African culture, marriage is normally arranged between two families. One of the marriage types from decades if not centuries ago was the child arrange marriage.
This involved the parents of the boy/girl sometimes betroth their children to a child of the opposite s*x from a family of their choice, they do this without condensation to the feelings their children might develop when they become adults and most times these kids are forced to marry someone they do not love.
This was usually to secure partnership between families or a means to pay off a debt owed and most time to maintain royalty and hold unto power in society.
It is true that most of our Father’s and Mother’s became husband and wife through an arranged marriage and were able to live together to their death, but that does not take away the fact that some of them (especially our mothers) were unhappy in their marriages.
They were thought to endure the pains and keep a happy face in order to meet societal marriage standards, even though they wish there was love in their marriage.
Most arranged marriages do not have a happy ending, it’s either the couple grow more apart and cold towards each other as the years go by which indirectly affects their children or they are later separated due to the love lost between them.
Naturally, seeing that one has to be married to their partner for a lifetime, it only makes sense that one marry someone of their choosing who they are very in love with. Love marriages often produce the happiest and mentally stable children than that of an arranged marriage.
In our society today, the odds that love marriage will crash is lower than that of an arranged marriage. Couples who are in love definitely tend to last longer than couples who are not.
Forever is a long time to be misery, choose the better option for marriage.