liveinrelationship vs marriage
17 Apr 08
PErsonally, I don't think that all people who prefer to have a "live in relationship" are trying to escape the thought of settling down or taking responsibility at all. There could be other reasons why they have decided to not marry but only them could give a better answers. My friend and her boyfriend are living together not because of they are not sure if they love each other but because they are still in the process of saving enough money to get married (they want a nice garden wedding) and for their future baby etc. Also, they are waiting for my friend's youngest sister to finish her last year in college before they completely settle down. They are planning to get married next year. :)
16 Apr 08
well i feel on the contrary that people who live in live-in relationships have more responsibilities to deal with than the normal people who get married and stay together.they have domestic responsibilities to share and partake in.they have to do equal chores together sharing responsibilities and expenses.they have more worries on their head all the time since any of the partner can decide to walk out at any time.
15 Apr 08
In many western cultures it does not seem to matter whether you are officially married or not. The problem seems to be lack of commitment. I have been married 34 years and we have had some rough patches but we got over them by working together and wanting it to succeed. Nowadays people seem to drop out of a relationship at the first sign of trouble. I think divorce and separation are glamourized by the media focusing attention on the troubles of so called 'celebrities'. Many non-marrieds still have 'pre-nup' type agreements and I think it is so sad.