40 Year Old Woman Marries Herself

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Here comes the bride…that’s the only part of the wedding march you need to worry about for this story.

Yasmin Eleby’s wedding ceremony was impeccably planned down to the last detail. Ten bridesmaids, an elegant candlelight ceremony and a three-tiered wedding cake that was a work of culinary art. Everything a girl dreams of on her wedding day—EXCEPT NO GROOM!

No, the groom didn’t change his mind on their wedding day and leave her at the altar; there never was an intended. Eleby says she promised herself that if she hadn’t found a mate by the magic age of 40, she would marry herself.

Eleby’s momentary lapse of common sense apparently stemmed from something in the drinking water in Houston Texas, because it also to spread to her family. The minister, her sister, helped Eleby to say her vows. Eleby says it was actually just a spiritual ceremony because it is illegal to marry yourself in any state in this country.

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  1. Amazing Grace

    January 26, 2015 at 11:22 am

    It’s a great thing to “Love Yourself”, but she’ll have an opportunity to get married if she’s willing to consider her options. Men of different background’s, are still men, and should be considered marriage material. There are more men out there that adore African American women than we give credit too. Consider an Asian, White, or any other; never give up on your options.
    Having said that, she’s knows it’s not legal, but I still think all African American women should consider their Options.

  2. Mario

    January 26, 2015 at 11:33 am

    So what’s the point? It took having a mock ceremony to prove to whom you love yourself? This only proves that she is struggling with the whole concept of self-love. Self love is just that SELF. And sadly, she have convinced people to join her in such foolishness. Marriage to oneself is not a demonstration of self love, but rather a deep seated masquarade of loneliness and anger at not being married. What does marriage have to do with self love? We have become a people who will do anything for attention. The question should be asked why hasn’t she found a suitable mate? I will sum it. This very act is the answer…..she is in love with herself and there is not space for the love of another person. She is narcissistic and of course being an akin society, people will go along with this ignorance.

  3. Aunt Clara

    January 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Hope she is able to stay married to herself because divorcing herself may be a problem. It is a beautiful thing to formally make a commitment to oneself, but marriage? If she breaks the vows, should she go to a marriage counselor?

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