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Does marriage mean finding someone you are 100% perfect for?

Does marriage mean finding someone you are 100% perfect for?

This video encourages the discussion of Jewish values as they relate to contemporary culture. Jewlarious does not endorse any particular film.

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(1) Rebecca, February 6, 2018 3:39 PM

“We’re not right for each other but he’s the love of my life”

My question is: What if someone is pretty right for you (on paper) but they’re not the love of your life? What if you like hanging out with them by you don’t love them? And everyone in your family points out how “perfect” this other person is, and that you shouldn’t give them up? Do you get married? Is love a prerequisite for marriage? Is romance? Everyone says that love and passion can grow, but what if it simply doesn’t? Sometimes it doesn’t, I promise you that. In today’s day and age, should marriage still be viewed as transactional/pragmatic (akin to arranged marriages) or will we be forever deprived if we marry for practical things instead of for love?

Goldy, February 7, 2018 8:18 PM

Love is not a prerequisite for marriage, and romance is primarily for Hollywood. If the person you are dating is someone whose company you enjoy, you have shared goals, and most importantly, has good character, then you go for it. love and passion will come after marriage- if both partners are truly committed to the relationship.


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