I left my 4 year relationship for the very same reason and now happily engaged after dating someone new for 6 months.
Those argument fall flat because regardless of them the fact remains that being married was a torture for many years.
Charlene, hi I had to let my boyfriend go after 2 years.
He has called me his wife for over a year and intermittently says things like we should be married by now and he wishes I was his wife.
Since we get into case studies here.
Agreed, I relate to what you said jlynn, I am concerned about 30 years down the road as well.
I tried explaining to him that at least if we are married if something were to happen the other would get social security for their spouse in the event of a death.
Why do I have to be the one to make a compromise for his comfort.