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Can you have committment without "marriage"?

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MChildressDem

Asked by MChildressDem at 7:06 PM on Feb. 9, 2013 in Relationships

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  • Yes

    the only difference is the paperwork!
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 7:07 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

  • of course
    luvmygrandbaby

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 7:08 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

  • Yes. Commitment is something in your heart and your mind, not your signature.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:09 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

  • Kind of
    Word of mouth means less than a legal transaction
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:12 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

  • Yes. As long as both people are wanting the committment.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 7:12 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

  • Depends on which definition of "commitment" you're promoting. Two people can love each other without a marriage, but that doesn't mean people who want the legally binding commitment and next of kin rights that come with it should be denied marriage if they want one.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:17 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

  • Of course you can.
    ashleylynn1993

    Answer by ashleylynn1993 at 7:23 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

  • Sure you can. Marriage provides some legal benefits, though, like how you file your taxes and whether you get any benefits upon the spouse's death, and whether you have any rights when the spouse becomes seriously ill.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:30 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

  • Yes, a marriage doesn't mean you cant be committed i that was the case I wouldnt be divorced.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 7:32 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

  • Thanks Kristi for your words of wisdom! I really appreciate your insight
    MChildressDem

    Comment by MChildressDem (original poster) at 7:42 PM on Feb. 9, 2013

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