Was it for religious reasons? medical? legal? If it was for some personal belief, please explain specifically.
I ask because I have been married and I dont feel that it is something particularly important to me. My SO of 4 years feels the same way. We are committed to one another for life, but I'm not sure we will ever get married because honestly neither of us really see the point.
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 3:18 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by Owl_Feather at 3:19 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by Queen2245 at 3:19 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 3:19 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by superclutz at 3:21 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
For me it just felt [feels] like it was more of a 'real' commitment. I liked saying and promising those vows to one another. I must admit that I do have an old fashion side to me and I am proud to say "this man is 'mine' or I am 'his'". I'm pretty sappy -so for me, I just like knowing that that our relationship meant enough for him to make that commitment to me after he was married before and never thought he'd do it again- but that changed when he met me.
Answer by roseisrose at 3:22 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
Answer by figaro8895 at 3:33 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
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Answer by riotgrrl at 3:37 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
My dh and I are both atheists, so it wasn't for religious reasons and we have universal health care so it wasn't for medical reasons. To be honest, I never really considered the legal implications beyond the inconvenience of having everything changed over to my married name. But we are in the stage of our lives now where we are watching our parents age and we have lost two of them in the last 2 years and I have to say that the legalities of marriage really come into play during this time.
The plain and simple truth is that I married because I was head over heels in love and it was what I wanted to do.
Answer by beeky at 3:58 PM on Aug. 18, 2010