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Do not get married because of...

Published:Monday | February 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM

As children, we were taught by our families and society that marriage and offspring are the correct way to lead a happy life - but why do people get married?

It was revealed through an online research that there are numerous failing marriages because people are getting married for the wrong reasons.

As a guide to more lasting marriages Flair has come up with 10 reasons for which you shouldn't marry:

• for sex

• in need of a green card

• age (getting old)

• because you are lonely

• financial support

• unplanned pregnancy

• because you don't want to lose the person

• family pressures

• because you like the idea of marriage and admire every wedding gown you see.

• because all your friends are getting married.

Marriage should come when two persons are 'in love', and consider each other best friends and even if the passion is no more, he or she can still make the other person smile.

• Share other wrong reasons for

getting married with me at cathy.risden@gleanerjm.com