Okay I've been dating my current girlfriend for a little over 6 years now. Things are okay, I mean there are some bumps here and there. Anyway down to the point. So sometimes people ask about our relationship and when I tell them how long we've been dating they get surprised and comment about how I haven't married her yet. Honestly what is that all about?
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Its just society's stereotypical, pre-conditioned way of thinking! DONT buy into it! Continue to think for yourself and don't be influenced by what 'others' think is best for you. You're very smart to wait because why rush anyway. Marriage in no way, shape or form will cause you to love your partner any more than you already do. It will not necessarily make your relationship any better, closer, happier, etc. Technically, the only thing a marriage does is formally legalize your partnership where the government is concerned (and maybe the church if you're religious). The only real benefit to obtaining a marriage certificate is to guarantee security (whether it be financially material or just psychological) of the partnership by way of the burdens that are imposed should one decide to dissolve it. And tax purposes... that's it! Marriage is (supposed to be) forever... and forever is a long time. Consider that prior to getting married and also consider if being married will really make much difference in your relationship. My opinion is if something's been working thus far, then why change it? UNLESS, you can offer good reason in reaping such (and only) benefits I've mentioned. Also keep in mind that in any marriage lies the possibility of a divorce. Should you have to go through one, it will most likely be the most stressful thing of your life... 'they say' its easier to bury a spouse than it is to divorce one, lol! So forget what other people say! You do what's right for you and only you!0