Question is above... I want to see if there is a answer beyond the " just because" which equates to "i was told so by my parents."
I know about tax benefits but is there anything else?
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Personally, I don't really see any good reason to get married.
Usually when people talk about getting married, they talk about commitment. But marriage doesn't necessarily equal commitment. People get married, and then often they cheat on each other and/or get divorced. There are also people who don't get married and stay together for the rest of their life.
Having a ceremony or signing a marriage license doesn't guarantee commitment. And if you truly want to be committed to a person, you're going to be committed to that person no matter if you're married or not.
Personally, the only pressures I feel to get married are external/societal pressures. I've been with my partner for over 5 years and we live together. Family, friends, and coworkers ask me all the time, "When are you two going to get married?" I also sense that people take people who are married more seriously than people who aren't, despite how committed, serious, or how long an unmarried couple have been together. But I don't see trying to please your loved ones or society as a good reason to get married.1