Is living together unmarried or contract marriage a good practice?

@raghwagh (1528)
India
June 6, 2008 10:40am CST
Now a days unmarried couples living together or going for a contract marriage is increasing in western countries.(as i have heard). Please give yuor openions on this. I think it is not good and may lead in unbalance or disturbance in society as it reduces the quality of patience and adjustment in people/society. I think marriage is a best example of adjustment and makes people learn a lot. Please comment on this.
3 responses
@Rtlsnk316 (1197)
• Mexico
6 Jun 08
Hi raghwagh, People who decide living togheter because they think they got what it takes for it, are doing the correct thing. That means they are supposed to be mature, responsible, compromised, loyal enough to commit to their significant other in a "non-contract" form. Of course there would be lots of traditional people that would be against anything similar to marriage that it doesn't involve a contract in a religious way or to society, but then again where is it stipulated that it's a wrong thing to do anyways? Not like they're being liberal and proving they can do whatever they want, but we are way past old style thinking.
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@raghwagh (1528)
• India
7 Jun 08
Yes I agree with you. But many times it happens not just in case of unmarried couples but in case of love marriages also that both think emotionally at first and as time goes both go towards separation. So if the initial decision is a matured one then yes this relation will be a good one than the old traditional thinking.But then it depends on individual thinking and a perfect match.Thanks for your views.
@Rtlsnk316 (1197)
• Mexico
7 Jun 08
I totally agree with you on that, because same goes for married couples who do so by guiding themselves emotionally first and mature wise later. Worst cases are when they are a long time couple who may think they know each other well, and once they get married it just doesn't work, who knows, maybe individually weren't into the living/working/deciding/ together thing
• United States
6 Jun 08
In my experience, I chose to live with my husband before we were married and it worked for us. When we got married, there wasn't much that changed between the two of us. We had a title which entitled us to certain benefits that we didn't get while we were single. This also brings me to the point of people judging others for having children out of wedlock. Single parents shouldn't be judged for having kids just because they aren't married. Being single doesn't make us love our children any less! People should be able to do what they want without fear of being judged. That's my opinion!
@raghwagh (1528)
• India
7 Jun 08
Thanks for your views. I think that if there is perfect understanding and a mature decision then it is a good decision.
@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
6 Jun 08
There is nothing wrong with any of the options; but there are people with different actitudes. Some like to get married, and that's a few; others just paid visits, they dont like to reside or commit and some don't really care.
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