Originally Posted by LarThaL
There is an expression:
"Commitment isn't the time you spend, it is a line you cross". Being married, I feel a deeper bond and level of commitment to my wife.
I do agree with that quote. (There's actually a cool No Fear poster featuring Paul Tracy with that saying.)
Thing is, you should "cross that line" before you walk down the aisle anyway, to see if you are both comfortable with being on the other side of that line.
If you cant/wont cross that line before, then your relationship has issues that a piece of paper ain't gonna solve.
I didnt feel any deeper bond after I got married, as I'd already mentally/emotionally checked into that space beforehand, just to make sure it fit.