What's wrong with a couple living together? Isn't marriage just a piece of paper

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  1. One Ribby Dibby profile image59
    One Ribby Dibbyposted 5 years ago

    What's wrong with a couple living together? Isn't marriage just a piece of paper anyway?

  2. cloverleaffarm profile image75
    cloverleaffarmposted 5 years ago

    Living together is fine, but marriage is not just a piece of paper. As I have done both, I feel that marriage is much more of a commitment to a person. You can live together, but it is "easy" to just leave and not work things out. If the person won't marry you, it tells me that there is something "wrong" that they don't want to make that full commitment to you over. Yes, people do live together for years, but it does not make any future marriage better. In fact, people who live together first have the same, if not higher divorce rate as all the rest of us.
    To me, marriage is more than a piece of paper. It tells the world that you are willing to make a lifetime commitment to that person.

  3. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    my "wife" and i live together even though we aren't married. there is nothing wrong with it no matter what anyone says. it is your life and not one person has the right to decide how you should live it as long as you don't cause problems in other peoples lives.

    1. Jesse Mugnier profile image73
      Jesse Mugnierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with nightwork4. I live with my "husband" as well... eventually it becomes 'common law marriage' anyway.

    2. cloverleaffarm profile image75
      cloverleaffarmposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not all states recognized common law marriage.

  4. krillco profile image94
    krillcoposted 5 years ago

    Marriage is a commitment within a commitment within a commitment: First, a commitment to God to use the grace of marriage to please God and my spouse, secondarily, a commitment to my personal integrity to grow and learn in relationship, and thirdly, a commitment to my spouse to help her to grow and experience joy. Yes, far more than a bit of paper or a ring. Can you do this without the paper and ring? I guess so, but if you did, then you would be, in all effect, 'married'. People who live together have no such commitments other than to share rent and a bed.


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