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  • yes. Unfortunately not everyone does.
  • My grandparents will be married 50 next january. but other than them i really do not know many others that have made it past 10 years.
  • Yes, not many though. I took my vows seriously, and still do.
  • I did.
  • YES and I think more people should!! It's something you commit to if you can't be faithful and honest then don't take it to the level to get married!! Great Question!!
  • I do, but I think a great many people don't.
  • We do!! Going on 29 yrs!!
  • sure many people have been married for decades. There are a lot of people on AB that have some truly amazing stories of lasting love.
  • YES! I'm not married yet, but when I am, I sure will.
  • 25 years this past New Years Day, yes, we take them seriously.
  • we take seriously only at the moment, then most of us forget it
  • In a fast-food, grab what you can, every item priced with ".99" at the end kind of society, I think plenty of folks ask: "What's in it for me?" A "stop-loss" mentality superceeds commitment.
  • My husband and I do!
  • My wife and I take our commitment very seriously
  • Absolutely. We only got married because we wanted to. We wrote our own vows and live by them. Not because we have to, but because we are happy to.
  • Yes I did very seriously.
  • I took my marriage vows very seriously....but my husband didn't. My parents are a true example of a marriage that survives - they were married 61 years when my mom passed away 6 months ago.
  • i'm sure there are, though i've yet to find a guy my age who has the potential to do such a thing
  • Yes, we do. I think and hope that many people still do. I worked and worked on my first marriage, and felt like a complete failure because I got a divorce. But, my ex-husband just couldn't quit using me for a punching bag. I decided at that point I probably wouldn't remarry. When I met my husband, though, he did eventually convince me to give it another go. I told him how important marriage was to me, and that I had to be sure he was in it for life. Now, I'm happy. We've been together for 16 years, married for 13 of those. What I don't like is how our culture has made marriage seem like it's "disposable." As in, "If it doesn't work out, you can always get a divorce." Ay yi yi, don't get me going. :-D Whatever happened to working at a marriage, and truly living the vows of for better or WORSE, richer or POORER, SICKNESS and in health? FORSAKING all others? 'Til DEATH do us part? My husband and I are living these things, and taking them seriously. Financial problems, kidney transplant, lung surgeries, and all. I think having to struggle through some of these things together has made our marriage even stronger.
  • Yes, we do!!!! We vowed to love each other until death do us part and there is no other option for us. It is really sad at the way marriages are handled. The attitude of many people seems to be "If it works out great, if not oh well" At my husbands job, he is one of only two guys in the whole company that is married to his first wife and the mother of his children. Very sad!
  • i've only been married for 3 yrs but we take ours serious. but i have to say its a dying practice these days.
  • 42 years this coming May, and we have kept our vows.
  • I totally would, if I could find someone who actually wanted to marry me.
  • I am doing my best. I hope to make it to 22 years in May.
  • I know what you mean. Even alot of the ones who have been married for many years, have gone thru some very rough patches. It seems that, more and more nowadays, there are ample opportunities to stray. I've never seen the likes of men and women "throwing" themselves at even married members of the opposite sex, just to get a few moments of gratification, but at what cost? Most times, the thrower loses nothing, but the ones who slip and "catch" what they are throwing, they are the ones who lose, big-time. It's just not worth a few moments, weeks, months, etc., to give up something so precious, as a life-long relationship of love and trust. Don't get me wrong, I know the married men/women are out there "prowlin'" also. I just wish everyone would consider the cost, not only to themselves, but to that family they could be destroying! 28 years for my wife and I, and I just hope she keeps me around a little longer!
  • About 50% of married people.
  • We will compete 30 years of our second marriage for both of us in July. It has been pretty easy not too stray. You just have to think of the consequence when tempted.
  • Its soon to be 9 years. I love him the same as if it were our wedding day. Marriage vows better be made to be taken seriously if you want to make it work and keep the wonderful feeling alive.
  • If you really love someone enough to marry them then you are personally invested in their well-being and happiness. The vows are a formal recognition of that, but not the important part. Too many people sadly don't really know the meaning of true love before they marry. If you truly love someone, there is no way you would approach breaking a vow. The love and consideration of your spouse and their feelings would head you off at the pass far in advance. I know it has for me.
  • I have yet to say my marriage vows, but I am certain that when I do, I would mean it with ALL of my heart.
  • You better believe there is. I would never, ever cheat on my husband. He would never cheat on me, either. I would divorce before I gave someone so much pain. Pointless.
  • well I have the cravings all male mammals have, but I am more than my genetic programming. I have had hte perfect chance to violate those vows and never get caught with a major hottie and I passed it up. I was amased at the physical responce to the internal conflict... I have never had my hands shaking so bad in my life. to fight my instincts that hard I would say yes, I take my vows very seriously
  • I know many many people all who take marriage very seriously. I myself have been married for 35 years. I have never thought of marriage as a temporary thing. It was once for all time. And the fact that almost half of people stay married would show that many talk their vows seriously
  • yes with everything in me a couple of years now and yes my parents for 30 years now and yes my grandparents for 60 years now and many many many many many more
  • Yes, thanks God for God or it would have been rough. With all his help we do. I love my husband and would marry him all over again. We had some things to work on and who doesn't. But we are coming out ahead. It make you a better person. He cherishs me and I respect him. We are so much alike and best friends. But I have to say God helped us to get it together. His wisdom and unconditional love for us made us love each other that way. Thanks for the question .
  • I did when I was married wish I could say the same for my ex wife
  • Not that I know of, but if you ever find one, will you please send him my way?
  • I do 14 years
  • Yes, very much so!
  • A lot of us actually
  • I do, it's not just a promise to you spouse, it's a promise to god or whatever higher power you believe in and everyone else there including you spouse is the witness.
  • Yes. We've been through sickness and health, Poorer (then richer) and wieght gain for 25 years.
  • After 32 years we both still take our marriage vows seriously.
  • I take mine so serious that i get mad about other people not taking theirs seriously
  • Mmmm hmmm.
  • I know many people who have been married to the same person almost all of their lives and they take their marriage vows very seriously.
  • Do they give the traditional wedding vows in non Church setting weddings?

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