posted on Nov, 2 2007 @ 09:27 AM
Establishing a relationship other than/above friendship with someone needs to have a legal basis. The parties need to have assets, whether gotten
alone or combined, protected. Also in need of legal protection would be any children of that relationship.
Whether one wants to merely declare this legality to a justice of the peace in a courthouse or have a mutithousand $ wedding in a church or beach is
up to the parties.
I know many people perfectly happy single. I know some people unhappy being single. I know many people happily married. Likewise, I know people
Infatuation might be compared to a Grand Opening of a business, and Love the successful building up and enjoyment of running that business. A business
that only has a successful, fun Grand Opening but the business goes dowhill from there, well, that wasn't enough.
To live with someone in marriage successfully requires that you at least like them and find them physically attractive to you.
"Love" sells a lot of rings and things (all the accoutrements for an engagement, ceremony, honeymoon), and the gifts, the gifts...
I've gotta end here. But one last thing, when the words "for life" were put into the vows, "life" could have been six weeks, six months, or six
years, if a spouse got sick/injured and died. Many unhappily married people prayed for a timely death to get out of a bad marriage. With modern health
practices we usually live a hell of a lot longer, making "life" a long life sentence in an unhappy marriage.