Should you marry yourself?

by LisaSanderson

The beautiful young woman dressed in the traditional flowing white dress and veil felt ready to be a bride, and ready to meet her wonderful groom - herself.

Have you spent a long time waiting for Mr. Right? Why not marry yourself instead? Many women grow tired of choosing from a long list of “no-hopers”, so they choose to marry themselves. Advantages of marrying yourself include having the complete freedom to select the ceremony that you want and not having to invite anyone you don’t like. It may also make you feel more confident. Many women also think that the opportunity to dress as a bride without waiting for a groom is a big advantage!

Three Women Who Married Themselves

Women who have married themselves include Natalie Schweigert, Chen Wei Yih, and Jennifer Hoes.  Natalie Schweigert was a 36-year old divorcee who endured a bitter divorce, and had to watch her two children choose to live with her ex-husband, their father.  Her life fell apart, so she turned to drink and food for comfort, and she soon became overweight.  Her life improved when she stopped these bad habits, so she decided to celebrate her new-found happiness by marrying herself.

Wearing an elegant blue gown, Natalie exchanged rings with her “inner woman” in front of her family and friends. She also goes on dates with herself, and she ends these nights with bubble baths. She realized that she had to provide the love that she needed, and that she couldn’t rely on anyone else to do it.

Chen Wei Yih, a Taiwanese woman, also married herself because she “couldn’t find a worthy partner.”    Her wedding in 2010 cost $6000, and she invited 30 guests.  The 30-year old wore a beautiful white gown with an ethereal veil, and she carried a huge bouquet.  After the wedding, the young single went on a honeymoon to Australia.  She eventually married a man in Brisbane, but she didn’t divorce herself!

Hoes thought that the marriage was a statement of her good intentions towards herself and a way of treating herself well. She also told Karl Zipser that her wedding ring says: “I will return to my heart every time.”  She said that: “I think the values to an individual life are pretty much the same as in a marriage, it is about how you’ll behave, about taking responsibility, about being a loving person. The promises you make in the ceremony concern good intentions. “

Should You Do This?

Marrying themselves made all of these women more confident and happier.  None of them regretted it.  This growing trend seems set to continue as the age at which people get married becomes older, and more single women see marrying themselves as a way of celebrating their independence.  

Chen Marries Herself

Natalie Marries Herself

Updated: 08/12/2013, LisaSanderson
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