Self-marriage

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Self-marriage is marriage by a person to themselves, also known as sologamy.[1][2][not in citation given] It is based on the question "if you were in a relationship with someone who treated you the way you treat yourself, would you choose to stay in this relationship?"[3]

The idea of such a ceremony is also described in the book Quirkyalone: a manifesto for uncompromising romantics by Sasha Cagen. It can also refer to a self-uniting marriage, that is a marriage without an officiant.[4]

Citing societal pressure to get married, Ms Chen Wei-yih, 30, of Taiwan announced in late 2010 that she would be marrying herself.[5][6] In an interview, she said that, “When I look back at my wedding, at the self-commitment now, I feel it is a thing to remind me that I should not betray myself in any way and any time."[7]

In popular culture[edit]

In Chris Morris's television series Jam a middle-aged man marries himself.[8] In Glee Sue Sylvester not only married herself to herself, but also officiated the ceremony because she determined that she was the perfect partner for herself. Carrie of Sex and The City married herself after she is "shoe-shamed".

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cooper, Desiree. "Finding yourself in self-marriage." Detroit Free Press.
  2. ^ McMillan, Mike. "Self-Marriage". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. [unreliable source?]
  3. ^ "About Self-Marriage". Self Marriage Ceremonies. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  4. ^ "GENERAL AND DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BRIDE, GROOM AND OFFICANT FOR COMPLETING THE MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION AND ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE". 
  5. ^ "Congratulations, you may now kiss yourself". Reuters. 2010-10-22. 
  6. ^ "Woman marrying herself; Taiwan 'bride' sending message about society's pressures". Slurge (Newser). 2010-10-22. 
  7. ^ "Self-marriage, for you?". HLNtv. 2012-05-31. 
  8. ^ Peretti, Jacques (March 24, 2000). "Electric dreams". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-06-24.