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Why don't some couples get married?

If you've been with the same person for a long time, and if you have children together, you've probably been feeling some pressure from friends and family members to get married. It's a personal decision, but it's also something that people seem to expect.However, you're not sure if it's right for you.

What are some of the common reasons that unmarried couples stay unmarried, even if they're very happy together?

For one thing, weddings are expensive. You may not think that it makes sense to put all of that money into one day, especially when it feels like you're just doing it for someone else. Would it be better to spend $20,000 on a wedding or to save it for the down payment on a house?

Another reason is that you know your own relationship. You know how committed you are. You know you love each other. You don't need a ring to prove it to anyone else.

Perhaps you even think that marriage itself is something of an outdated concept. Is it really worth doing just because people have done it for years, or do you want to assess where you and your partner are right now?

Or, maybe you're worried about divorce. Your own parents got divorced and it was a long, emotional, expensive affair. You don't want to go through that. If you don't get married, you don't have to worry about it.

That said, unmarried couples do sometimes face unique legal troubles since they're not married, and so it is very important for you to be well aware of your rights. This is especially true in cases involving children and significant assets.

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