Marriage or Live Together?

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@ladylety (344)
United States
November 5, 2006 10:21pm CST
Do relationships last longer or work better when you are not married? Does marriage still exsist?
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12 responses
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Marriage drive people crazy, interesting. The reason the divorce rate is so high is people are less willing to work on it. A marriage or any relationship requires WORK. I've only been married a few months, but I recognize this. No one wants to put in the effort anymore. But for live-in couples, if you are not able to even make a simple legal commitment to each other, what is keeping that relationship together when the hard times come? That is even more so negating your need to work together. Like so many other issues today, it is the easy way out.
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@ladylety (344)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Very good answer, thank you!
@Fragile (361)
• Philippines
9 Nov 06
I go for marraige sanctity.
@ladylety (344)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Thanks for your answer. Yes it is a sacred thing.
@saurabh15 (548)
• India
7 Nov 06
Marriage .......................
@ladylety (344)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Yea, heard of that? lol
• United States
7 Nov 06
I believe in marriage. I've done both though. Living together, I believe, is pretending to be married and I feel that it took away from the excitement. I've been married for 2 years now and couldnt be happier. we're building a life together as one, not two sep. lives.
@ladylety (344)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Thanks for your response. I guess I have to agree with the "pretending to be married" part but still find it scary.
• India
7 Nov 06
i dont think so i think marriage is the key to develop that relation
@ladylety (344)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Do you think that's the only way to develop a relationship?
@rockslide (689)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Marriage of course. Hidee Ho neighboreeno
@ladylety (344)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Cute!
• United States
7 Nov 06
sometimes marriages can be rushed and that's bad in the long run
@ladylety (344)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Absolutely
@terriann (4458)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I'm married, and I would rather be married, than live with someone.
@ladylety (344)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Have you ever lived with any one?
• United States
6 Nov 06
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All I know is that I'm 39 and never been married or felt the NEED to. I've had ladies tell me that once they get that paper, everything changes. I've been in this relationship for 8+ years and we've been living together most of that time. We're still happy, so I think it depends on the situation as a whole.
@ladylety (344)
• United States
7 Nov 06
thanks!
@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I have been married and divorced and now live with my fiance, I think it matters whether or not you love the person, we haven't gotten married yet because we don't feel a piece of paper changes the love we have for each other.
@ladylety (344)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thank you for your response.
@lesjo5480 (246)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Living together is a good start, and I think its improtant to get to know each other that way (annoying habits and such). But in the end if your in love it should be the next step. And on the topic of divorce, like someone else said, couples these days just dont try hard enough. Things get tough and they bail, because its easy and thats what everyone else is doing. I have soo many friends with one or more divorces behind them and I dont say it but I dont think they tried hard enough.
@kcbabez14 (967)
• United States
9 Nov 06
i'm not sure.. right now were only living together! but i was told that things do change when you get married but i don't see why it would if you've been living together for a year or more! Marriage does still exsist in some peoples eyes but anymore it seem like it's just a game!