Common-Law Marriage: A Serious Relationship Or Is He Using You To Marry Someone Else Later?
Common-law marriage defies traditional family values and that’s why it has many opponents. This social phenomenon has managed to become a reality for many couples but was never approved by the church and the state or psychologists.
In the end, if you live with no obligations to each other or in an open relationship, you can only blame yourself.
It is clear why the state with its mind set on protecting traditional values condemns such unions.
And this makes the opinion of expert psychologists the more significant. After all, when people have personal problems, most of them don’t go to moms and dads, friends, the church or social services, but tend to turn to the internet seeking advice on what to do in a certain situation.
Why do young people increasingly gravitate towards cohabitation as opposed to legal marriage?
The main flaw in the modern institution of marriage is its fragility. A young couple can get married just as easily as they can file for divorce. Any time, just like that.
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Buying own place to live in and throwing a fabulous celebration are pretty heavy on the family budget. Many love birds often have to choose between having a beautiful wedding, buying a house, or going on a honeymoon trip.
And what if there is a baby on the way? It’s just easier to cut these less necessary expenses.
These are benefits. But there is also the flip side
A desire to get to know each other before joining lives in legal marriage can result in a complete failure. And this is the point we would like to discuss in more detail.
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Many psychologists agree that by doing away with the institution of marriage people find themselves at a dead end where neither partner feels equal.
Every choice becomes a stumbling block. From curtains in the living room to the place of residence and vacation – every question puts the partners at odds, which can be quite exhausting in the long run. After all, you don’t owe anything to each other.