dinoalexit saidPersonally, I have no faith in the institution, marriage. What's the point getting married if one can't stay faithful to his partner?
Or we should have a brand new concept of marriage in 21st century.
I never thought or marriage as some sort of glue that would hold people together, but rather as a) a public declaration of love and commitment, which invites friends to recognize and support the relationship, and b) a civil contract that brings with it quite a few rights.
We were going to get married in a ceremony that would invite all our friends to share in our joy and commitment, and we were going to make it a quasi-religious ceremony, regardless of civil laws. On the other hand, some of those civil rights would have been very useful when my partner died; in stead of taking charge, I had to keep asking his mother to sign this and that, because in the yes of the law, I had no rights in the matter at all. You can build a portfolio of legal documents, but they amount of a handful of dust if someone decides to make things difficult for you.