If you talk to enough married people, you'll soon realize that not all marriages are based on love. It's not right and it's not wrong; it's just the way it is.
Spouses recently took to Whisper.com to confess the reasons they got married other than love, and some of their stories may surprise you.
Sometimes worrying about hurting other people winds up hurting you the most.
Just because love isn't there at first doesn't mean it can't grow and take hold.
It's possible to get married and still be in the friend-zone.
Sometimes being married just looks better on paper for court battles.
It's hard to trust any of your decisions when you don't trust in yourself.
If you're always feeling bored and lonely, it's you, not them. Talk to a doctor and get some exercise. Maybe you're depressed.
Sometimes marriage is the only way to keep up your secret.
Marriage can be a good legal loophole, but things don't always go as planned.
A lot of people get married solely because they're pregnant, and the feeling of being stuck from day one just gets worse.
"I just vowed to love another human being for the rest of my life. Take that, Mom!"
What's a little lifetime commitment when you're getting free dental and vision out of the deal?
A lot of people marry for money, but getting married for a place to crash is pretty lame.
When you can't be with the one you want, you don't always love the one you're with. (No matter what Stephen Stills tells you.)
This is pretty much the classic all-American reason people get married for other reasons than love.
This is pretty much the classic all-American solution people have after getting married for other reasons than love.