So me and my so have been together for 6 years, we have a house together and other assets, we live together (obviously) were practically already 'married'. She wants to get married but I don't see the point in marriage, neither of us are religious so it wouldn't be for religious reasons, we own assets together and we're declared as a defacto. I don't see how our relationship would be any different (other than a fancy ring) after getting married. And if it's not for religious reasons than what is the point of it?
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Once they are married officially, they think they have you trapped into a life commitment, and stop putting work into the relationship. Even though divorce is common, people still have this idea in their head that marriage is the highest form of commitment a person can make. If she wasn't hoping things will change, then getting married wouldn't be that important to her, after she has already gotten to this point, where you are basically married anyway.
If you were planning to have children I would consider marriage more important, because it can give the child a stronger sense of security. Otherwise I don't see the point.
You might check the laws in your state. You might be common law married already. A lot of places still have that, even though just about everyone thinks they got rid of those laws by now.0