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fear or marrying the wrong person

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People marry the wrong person all of the time. You probably know a couple that should not be together. You could think of them immediately. Who is it? Whoops. Hopefully you didn’t say that too loud. Marriage is such a tremendous commitment, and getting out of a marriage, should things go sour, is a living nightmare. So it can be surprising to watch so many people who are clearly incompatible and/or unhappy enter into this union. It’s not like they have to get married. It’s not like there are no other fish in the sea. So, why does it happen? Well, you have to remember that not everybody is necessarily as emotionally stable, independent, or secure as you, mighty reader, may be. And it is good to understand the reasons people marry the wrong person, so you can recognize it if you are getting close to doing so.


To prove they can commit, in general

If someone has always had commitment issues, and is even chastised by their friends and family for being such a flighty person who just can’t seem to stick with somebody, they may get married, just to prove everyone wrong. Pride is a strong and dangerous thing. This may seem like a move only a teenager would make but I’ve seen several grown women do it.

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