It's not that difficult to find someone in their early to mid-twenties who claims that marriage is a farce and they plan to spend their lives as a bachelor or bachelorette.
You can usually trace their bitterness... I mean realism... back to one particular event.
Perhaps it's their parent's divorce or their breakup from whom they thought was the one.
Either way, they have reason to paint a negative portrait of a committed life and will likely laugh at your supposed happy relationship.
Just wait they say.
Just wait until you really know the person.
And yet... perhaps that's what we should be saying to them.
Just wait until someONE comes along and tests your boundaries.
Just wait until someONE says they want to be with you forever (and actually means it).
(However transient the meaning of forever ends up being, in the moment they say it, its definition is finite).
Because eventually our bitterness transforms into hypocrisy... whether we expect it to or not.
And where we once entertained our friends with our negative outlook on love, we suddenly bore them with our happiness instead.
Have you wavered on your previous views on marriage/relationships? And if so... what was the turning point?