Marriage rates in the United States have hit an all-time low, at 51 percent. Do you think marriage still matters?
1. No-A promise is a promise.
My boyfriend and I have shared a home for over seven years, have two children, a dog, and a mortgage-and we don't consider ourselves any different than our legally-bound friends. Personally, I think of marriage as a religious institution, and as someone who doesn't practice any faith, that push to get hitched was just never there. I found the man I wanted to spend my life with, and it was as simple as that. Our kids have a loving, stable home and two parents who are crazy about each other. Isn't that all anyone could ask for?
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Cohabitational relationships have legal and social standing these days; my friends and kids' teachers don't necessarily know or care whether or not I am legally wed. What they do know is that we have a complete, secure, and very happy family. IRead More »from Does Marriage Still Matter to Moms?