Originally Posted by christa08
Even if down the road, my husband and I (God forbid) go seperate ways, I will know that we had an amazing run and loved each other very much. I would never disrespect him because he has been the one person there for me through everything.
I think that right there is why people still do it. They know that no matter what happens in the end, they will never regret the love they felt for the other.
Alecto, I think you're right... perhaps we can call it a 'leap of faith'?
Daniel, I agree that the piece of paper is important because of the rights that come with it. So are you saying that for you, the only reason to get married... instead of just being with a person is the legal rights?
...because that's kind of where I'm at. That commitment can happen without a marriage. You can love a person and promise to spend the rest of your life with him/her and if you really do love him/her you can make it work. In fact, Daniel, I think you're one incredible example of that!
So, given that you have made your relationship work, without a legal marriage. Is marriage just signing on for equal rights?
(Sorry, too repetitive.)