Originally Posted by LarThaL
Yes, but they haven't made a commitment. There is still the idea that "I can easily get out if I want to". That is not a commitment, and wouldn't personally work for me. But that's me.
Now, the idea that marriage has to have a LEGAL component to it, is a very different concept, and is not what I am speaking of. However, since our society has decided to put all sorts of financial ramifications on marriage, it has created a need to have a legal component to it as well.
Remember, marriage is about love, divorce is about money.
you dont need to be married to make a commitment.