Between engagement rings, marriage proposals, wedding preparation classes,wedding planners, marriage licenses, expensive weddings, marital discord, separation, lawyer’s fees, divorce, property settlements, and alimony, it is enough to make me seriously consider cohabitation, rather than marriage.
Many people have a hard time with the “C” word. You might cohabit with your lover, practice cohabitation, or be a cohabitant, but you do not cohabitate. Look it up.
If others can find a satisfying and rewarding marriage, and have loads of kids, more power to them.
But I will remain unmarried and childfree, thank you, although I would consider a live-in relationship. Marriage just seems to be so very much more trouble than it is worth, at least from my viewpoint.
Do any others feel this way?