Why does a changed surname or a ring have to define love? That's what I never understood
There are people I know who've been in the longest relationship and never got married
Yes they have kids and are still together
Plus imagine after you get divorced how much money and paperwork it is to change your name back
Eg my aunt got divorced like 20 years ah and she still has his surname because it's too much money to change anything back
Most Helpful Guy
Legal pooling of income and assets and claim on said assets in divorce.
Stronger legal custody claim by the father, and vice versa, claims on the father.
Stronger legal right to make decisions as a 'next of kin'.
Automatic survivorship rights.
That's what it means, -really-.1
Most Helpful Girl
You're right. Marriage is pointless. It's just the paper that you both sign. It used to be the promises you make to the person you love in front of all those witnesses at the alter. Promises to love and cherish and stay with them no matter what. In our culture, it's no big deal if you decide to move on. If your partner isn't making you happy, you just move on (with a much lighter wallet, but it's not as difficult as it once was. Remember Henry the VIII?)
Marriage is meant to be a beautiful union of two people who wanted to stay together for the rest of their lives. It was picking a partner that would stay with you for the rest of the journey. Wherever life may take you. It wasn't just signing something. It was promising something. It was supposed to be special. It was supposed to mean something, but now, people have sex outside of marriage, live with people they aren't married to. This takes everything special about marriage away. The only thing left is the promise. A promise that can easily be broken if you have some extra cash. So, you're right. Marriage is pointless.0