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If you know you will probably never get married, does your family give you a hard time?

I have been with my life partner for 14 years and we are currently expecting our third child...have lived together since college, were together 7 years before we had kids, purchased our home together years ago, etc. We have just seen WAY too many marriages end in divorce and are not religious, so we don't feel pressured in any way to get married.

Everyone in our families accepts it, and nobody would try to interfere with our abilities to make medical decisions for each other, take control of the other's assets at passing, etc. However, my grandmother (who is on her 3rd marriage, btw) DID ask me today if he was ever going to marry me. LOL. Probably not, grandma.

 
Mom-2-3-Girlz

Asked by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 8:00 PM on May. 7, 2011 in Relationships

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  • No one in my family gives a crap. Most of them had to get married twice to get it right anyway! Tell grandma that even though you didn't have a wedding, you are married!
    pampire

    Answer by pampire at 8:20 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • not really. when i was younger maybe there was more talk but nothing really pushy.
    lambdarose

    Answer by lambdarose at 9:01 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • i tell my family all the time that i will never date again, be with a man, or get married..ever! they all think its kinda weird that i feel i dont need anybody to be with. i guess im just not like other people, ill be fine alone. i often joke about maybe becoming a lezbian...which they dont really like, but they giggle along with me anyways :)
    cnv13085

    Answer by cnv13085 at 9:18 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • Quite a few of my aunts and uncles didn't get married even if they had kids. No big deal to anyone. We just all figure it's up to each couple what will make then happy.
    Octobersmom

    Answer by Octobersmom at 10:22 PM on May. 7, 2011

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