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.
Answer by pampire at 8:20 PM on May. 7, 2011
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Answer by Octobersmom at 10:22 PM on May. 7, 2011