WHY GET MARRIED

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It's OK to Be the "Marrying Type"

We all have the freedom to skip the ceremony, share some living space, and leave it at that -- but what if that doesn't cut it for you? What if you need to stand in a church, on a beach, in front of a priest or a justice of the peace, and actually marry the person you love? Well, that's OK too, and here's why.

Why I Bothered to Get Married at 40

Why do you need to be married to have your relationship taken seriously? After all, it's just a piece of paper. But it's as if marriage, much like being pregnant, suddenly makes your life a public success. Whew, you made it girl! It's disturbing.