Is marriage just a legally binding piece of paper? Is it a union of two souls? Or is it something else entirely?
I personally called my husband my "hubby" long before we got married. We knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together, but weren't ready to sign the papers for a number of reasons. For all intents and purposes you could call what we had a common-law-marriage, though we weren't in a live-in situation.
What to you distinguishes the husband/wife relationship from other serious relationships? Is the institution of marriage fading? Should we phase it out all together? Or is the institution of marriage something sacred - a tradition to be kept alive for an indefinite amount of time?
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It can be kept alive depending on the individuals. Sure, some marriages don't last. We have high divorce rates, but we also have marriages that have stood the test of time. I have seen in the paper where one couple had been married over 80 years, and were about 100 and 96, respectively, if I remember right.2