Narrative Essay

Topics: Marriage, Love, Family Pages: 3 (1045 words) Published: June 23, 2013
My Desire to Get Married


Marriage leads to happiness. The pursuit of a life partner, though rocky and full of failure along the way, is a treasure beyond measure when you find that one person that completes you. Through demonstrating reliability to me, selfless dedication toward me, and promoting an air of confidence, S. captured my heart and restored my faith in the institution of marriage as I made him my husband.

My Desire to Get Married

Even though I looked at all of my friends, classmates, and younger sisters get married, I found the concept of sharing my life with someone difficult to desire. I had dated several women, and later some men as well, however I was fiercely independent and found it difficult to consider leaving my ailing family to start a life co-dependent with a virtual stranger. When I began dating S., I felt in very short order something different about him; an ability to trust completely and that he possessed a heart that I could sense would never betray me. After only seven months of dating, the last four of which had us living together, I proposed on the beach and he said yes! Despite many past lovers souring my stance on considering marriage, my decision to trust and marry S. was the best decision of my life.


The first reason I decided to marry S. was his reliability. I have been sickly the past fifteen years of my adult life with heart, gout, and immune system problems, and he has gone out of his way to ensure I was well taken care of with being there for me whenever I needed him. We had met as a random date set up online and encouraged by a number of mutual friends that we would be a good match for one another; the attraction on our first date was electric! I spoke to him a few times later, but wanted to take things slow, until a twist of fate forced me to call him to rescue me from a car that died on my way home from church, nearly thirty miles from home. Without a second thought, he...
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