7 Reasons Why Marriage is a Joke

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Displaced responsibility for happiness.

Individuals determine whether or not they are happy. Even in the worst circumstances, some people manage to keep their joy. Why? Life is full of hurdles and all of us would be depressed if we let every little thing affect our happiness. More concern about staged proposals and Vera Wang gowns that the actual commitment.The idea of marriage has become so commercialized that we often forget the impact of our decision. It’s important to remember the celebrations are miniscule in the grand scheme of things. If finances are a leading cause of divorce, it’s probably not a wise decision to go into a year’s salary worth of debt for the wedding. Think beyond the first dance and you’ll be dancing together for years to come.

LaShaun Williams is a Madame Noire contributor and columnist whose work has appeared in the New York Times and across several popular sites, such as HuffPost Black Voices and the Grio. Visit her blog Politically Unapologetic for more on love, life and culture, or follow her on Twitter @itsmelashaun and Facebook.
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