Wow! We had a lot of feedback today about our topic. So, what about you? Did you conhabitate with your partner before marriage? Did you go the more traditional route and wait until you were married before knowing each other in that manner? Do you even care to get married at all? Here are some responses:
“My husband and I dated for 2 years, lived together for 3 and now have been happily married for almost 16yrs with 3 beautiful kids. NO REGRETS”
“I feel you have to live with soneone to really know them. people hide who they really are behind walls. if you marry a person for what you see but have no clue how they live it could definently ruin a marriage! as my wise aunt told me if you can make it 5 years you can probably make it a lifetime! i have been and lived with my fiance for 4.5 years. we wre getting married in june when it will be 5 years. we have definently been through alot but thats what makes our love stronger.”
“Well for me it wasn’t until 2 years ago I Couldn’t get married and my marriage is still not recognized by the federal Government so I moved in with my husband before we got civilly united and I’m happy I did.”
“ I know it may sound silly, and logically I do see the benefits of living together before marriage. But, I honestly come from a traditional family where that would be very frowned upon. Therefore, I have a feeling that I will not end up living my (future) significant other before marriage.”
“I think that having independence before marriage is healthier than being codependent too early in the relationship. Having your own space and knowing you can do it without them is a subconscious reward. I think in the long run people won’t feel trapped (seems to be a big problem in marriages) if they know they were self sufficient before hand.”
A diverse set of opinions, clearly! I love that, though. It gives us all a moment to understand someone else’s perspective and to be more informed. So, we all win. Yay.
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Tomorrow on the show- Can you really be friends with your ex if you’re married/in a relationship? Let’s chat about it tomorrow morning. Until then, enjoy your Monday!