Love Is Like A Plant Episode: Why Do People Get Married?


By Elle Huerta

This week's episode is part two of our exploration of marriage. Listen to part one here, where we talked about polyamory and whether marriage is becoming obsolete. 

This week is a little bit different because we get personal. We talk about why Sarah is married, why I'm not married. We also tackle a difficult thing many people face: what to do when someone doesn't want to get married.

My favorite parts of the episode were when we talked about:

How Sarah thought she wouldn't get married + what changed

How my view of marriage has shifted in the past 10 years

What differentiates a longterm partnership and marriage

Give it a listen and let us know what you think at We want to hear your questions and talk about the topics that matter most to you, so write us! If you like the episode, subscribe to get future episodes and leave us a 5 star review in iTunes!

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Elle Huerta

Elle is the CEO and founder of Mend.

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