Teacher: Nada Ayad
Topic: Marriage is For Money
Marriage is a union of love between two people. There is no doubt that some marriages have been the result of love. However, nowadays, as our world and lives become more materialistic, marriage is no longer just the culmination of an emotional contract between two souls, marriage is a financial contract that precedes and in some cases excludes the emotional aspect of the union. Marriage is also about money and financial gain. Everyone wants to fall in love and stay in love forever with the love of their lives, but they also want to be financially stable and have a better life. As it succinctly pointed out in the Relationship Playbook “Romance without finance is a nuisance”. Through the years, people have asked themselves “the” question, “Marriage for love or for money?” No one can really answer the question because each person will have their own opinion shaped by their experiences on their journey in life. In this essay, I will be providing information to demonstrate that marriage in reality is more for financial gain rather than just for love.
As our economy is getting worst, many men and women will choose marriage as another mean of financial gain. According to the article, “To marry for love or money” by Terry Marsh, published on 10 December 2008, the author reported that, “in our society, many men and women are looking for a relationship with the person who are rich and have a stable job. Furthermore, it is not only women who do this but there are also men who do the same thing.” People also tend to marry someone _who is better than they are financially_, in hope that these people will elevate them to a higher quality of life. According to the article, “To marry for love or money” by Barbara Smith on 12 October 2009, she reported, “many of the young men, who are not lucky enough to reach their goals in life, marry older woman who has a lot of money and can take care...