Do you agree to have a live in partner?

Philippines
September 11, 2010 12:54am CST
In the case of my sister, she believe that having a live in partner is good because in today's world, people are passing by. So, she don't believe in marriage after all. She and her live in partner they are living together for almost 3 years but until now they didn't decide to married because this two people think that marriage should be perfect, meaning to say they are really compatible each other in everything. In your own opinion, it is really accepted now a days to have a live in partner?
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12 responses
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
Well, thats what me and my husband are right now. Were living in together. We do want to get married, were just looking for the right timing. Living in does has its advantage as well...you get to know your partner better before even having things legal.
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
it is better that you and your partner need to know each other before going into married because the life of a marriage is difficult than the relationship of a lovers. it is a lifetime so, you must know carefully the right person of yours. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead Godbless
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
11 Sep 10
For me, I think it is acceptable to live with our parter. However, I would still want to get married. Co-habitation is good when 2 people want to have a taste of married life, to see if they are compatible with each other. Although many people say that getting married is just a piece of paper, but the meaning there is different. 2 people are bounded by the law, they signed on the piece of paper because they want to spend the rest of their lives with the other party. No marriage can be perfect. It takes a lot of hard work to keep a marriage going. But in today world, each and everyone of us have their own views and thoughts, no right or wrong. If that is what your sister wants, then perhaps we should respect it.
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
yeah, nowadays the people are already accept this kind of situation but it is very good if the partners are planning o get married. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead Godbless
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
3 Sep 11
Now a days most people I know don't get married anymore. They all live together thinking that it is easier than if they break up. But it isn't. If you live together, in my country of Canada, for 6 months or more you are entitled to half of everything that you accumalated when together, just like if you were married. I know this because I lived with a guy for 12 years and we split up and I had every legal right to go for half of everything. I have a sister who is a divorce lawyer and she tried to get me to go after him for support because I was ill when I left him but I wouldn't do it because I was the one who left him and he wanted me back so I didn't think it was fair. He and I didn't have anything to split because he was a loser and a drinker and a gambler so we never had anything worth anything. So in our case it didn't matter that we weren't married because there was nothing to split but if there was I would have been entitled to half of it no matter that we weren't married by paper, we were still married by law, as in common-law, which gives you the same rights. Cheers and have a good day my friend, Chris
@jativo (15)
• Philippines
12 Sep 10
Yes it is accepted depending on the society of one country. But for my perception., I don't agree on live-in partner. Marriage for me is security, it is tie that God's give to you, between you and your partner. If you want a good and God center relationship then choose to get married, but if you just want just a partner, then live the way you want it to be. But in live in partner, I dont believe that there would be a better relationship.
• United States
11 Sep 10
I live with my boyfriend now for four years. We both divorcees as well. So when we opted to live together neither one of us really considered marriage as maybe we at the time just did not want to hassle with our past failed relationship. I know we are both very much in love, and I now feel that I would not mind ever marrying him. We just never talk about that. Either way we are both very happy and hope to keep our happiness for years to come. Will we marry someday, don't no as we just do not discuss that ever. For the sake of of your discussion do I prefer it one way or the other, I suppose because we have lived together for four years it would be ideal and I hold nothing against anyone who prefers to live together with the marriage. For it would be a preference.
@segungb (169)
• Nigeria
11 Sep 10
It is absolutely wrong both in terms of belief of most religions and cultures. To marry a perfect mate then the individual too need to be perfect.
11 Sep 10
90% of marriages end in divorce. study the odds.
@Metatronik (5899)
• Pasay, Philippines
11 Sep 10
Honestly I preferred that concept as well. I remember my friend told me that he also thinks that living in is better so that it wouldn't be hassle if they weren't able to settle the situation as partners there's no need to spend too much money because of the papers. He has a point. And we must admit that on this world many couples are just end up in annulment or divorce that you have to spend much just to separate legally. It is not that we don't believe in marriage but we must also admit that having relationship is not really enough to know the whole truth about your partner. Sometimes when they are already married that is the time they realized that they are not meant for each other.
• India
11 Sep 10
I Agree with this discussion. Any person have live in a patner,Because it is human Rights.it is our own Risk. Problem or Happy any one will teach question's answer.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
Not really! I dont want to live with someone who doesnt want to have any commitment such as marriage. There are those who will do that for them to find out if they will work out together and if they wont then they could just separate. People who do that are cowards.
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
I think it is a relationship that can be allowed if they are two mature individuals because they know what they are doing and accept whatever the sequences maybe. I've know many of these kind of relationships that finally ended up in marriage at the later part of their living in together. They got children already...so.... it depends on the two person what they feel is comfortable with them as long as they love each other not USING each other.
• India
11 Sep 10
Hello i know 2 girls of my city who had 'live in' partners, they were working in the same office, but they were not really married, later we could know that the girls became pregnant, and the guys left them, so sad incident.. no legal action can be taken because they were not legal husband and wife.. your sister should think from all angles and take appropriate decision.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always, cheers. Professor. .