I now realize we should have never married because we were not meant to be together. Why do people choose to not get married when in a longterm relationship? However, finding the RIGHT person changes many things.I have been with my current bf more than five years. I'm sure people have many reasons why they don't marry, even when in a long term relationship. My wife and I lived together for 7 years before deciding to marry, and were more than a little worried that it might changes things for the worse.I have been with my current bf more than five years. I am not very sure of the purpose of marriage to be completely honest.We have lived together almost the entire time and I can say without a doubt that I am happy with him and can't imagine not being in a relationship with him. My parents have been happily married for over 30 something years and my older brother is also happily married.We have lived together almost the entire time and I can say without a doubt that I am happy with him and can't imagine not being in a relationship with him. You see this a lot with men who are with women for years and say, "I don't need a piece of paper." But often, what the woman hears is, "I want an easy out. We never cared about marriage per se it is just a piece of paper to us.
There are hundreds of penalties for non-married folks, that might be worth looking into.My sister is in a hell like terrible marriage and she has no courage of leaving her husband.She doesn't want to be an almost 40 year old single mother.She sure has the courage to stay in a loveless relationship. My other older brother is actively dating and I am in a happy relationship. Unless somebody can give me a good reason I don't think I will ever consider marriage.
As a twenty something human being, I like being the one and only person who is accountable for my mistakes and being able to take pride in them. Even in abcence of a legally binding marriage, there is something to promising to forever share your life with someone.
You see, I've always had this two year rule in my mind for how long I want to date someone before we get married. After twenty-four months together, you usually know whether your partner is someone you could really commit to—forever.