“I will never sign a prenup.”
I’ve been saying that phrase since the age of 10. My family used to laugh at me, worrying about silly things like that at my age.
But, 15 years later, and with more experience and life behind me, I still feel the same.
I think it has a lot to do with my view of marriage.
I don’t believe in fairy tales. Or happily-ever-after endings… I think that marriage is tough. It’s a lot of hard work that requires dedication, love, trust, and effort. I know the statistics, that one in every two marriages end in divorce. I know that more people are choosing not to marry because of fear of getting divorced, choosing instead to live together. I can see why people would feel the need to protect themselves, or their children in the case of a divorce.
But, to me, marriage is forever.
When I said my vows to AMP, I meant them. Divorce is not an option for us. In fact, there are only two reasons why I would ever leave AMP – adultery and/or abuse.
So, why would I sign a prenuptial agreement?
A prenup is something to protect you in the case of a divorce.
If I were to sign one, I would be acknowledging that divorce is an option in our marriage. And it’s not.
We stood before God, and our family and friends, and said we would love each other ‘as long as we both shall live’ – and that’s what I fully intend to do.
* This is my opinion for my life… And not a judgment on others. I believe everyone has the right to make their own choices, and own decisions, and I acknowledge that everyone’s circumstances are different.