It was kind of strange as I had all the relatives and acquaintances more interested in my marriage than I myself. It was a never ending persuasion from every person around me. Their lists were endless for the advantages of getting married.
Strangely nobody was talking about its cons. They tried every possible trick to convince me but I was not going to budge from my decision of staying single. They would tell me to get married so that I do not remain lonely in old age. Hmm.. so they were confident that I would not outlive my partner and they were sure that my partner was immortal. Another argument was that my partner could help me in shopping and helping get things from the loft. Well… I was taking care of the former myself and I could easily buy a ladder for the latter, so that argument was nullified too.
Someone had the wisdom to tell me that I would be happy to have companionship. Now that sounded logical after many frivolous reasons, but how could I be sure that my partner would be the intellectual company which I prefer, and would the companion be looking for my company was a pertinent question. Family and children were reasons which would not be able to attract me as I love being aloof. I sure am allergic to company, especially if it lasts long. I had more examples of broken marriages and stressful relations around me to assure my belief of finding happiness in being single, and hence, that was my final declaration after years of attempts by well wishers to brainwash me into agreeing to the known ‘norms’. But I believe in my own norms and live by my own rules, so how could I agree.
Life has been very happy and peaceful and am glad that I listened to my heart. I am the master of my own time and the custodian of my freedom that allows me to be Me.