Join Date: Jun 2005
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,884
LOL you went to the other side of the world to find a redneck, that's pretty ironic, Pete!
About the topic, there are no financial advantages for a man when he gets married, that's for sure. Still, there are other things that make getting married worth it, like Mario said.
As for having a girlfriend and not getting married, like Pete said, that may work very well but depends a lot on the culture and place where you live. Here in Brazil it doesn't matter if you are married or not, if you have a stable relationship it is legally pretty much the same as being married.
So if the "price" of having a girlfriend or a wife is the same in terms of divorce, why not get married?
I think the title of this topic perhaps should be "what are the advantages of divorce?". Had your wife not screwed you up, Pete, you'd be happy and married to her like you were before. Because your wife is a bitch, doesn't have any moral and screwed you up doesn't mean marriage is the problem. She is the problem.
Many other members here are married and happy with this, I suppose. So are my parents, after over 35 years of marriage and 3 kids (I'm the youngest).
And on the other hand, my brother was in a similar situation to mine (same work, had to move from our home city, had a girlfriend for many years) and didn't want to marry her, instead wanted to stay as boyfriend/girlfriend with this stupid "stable relationship". Instead of growing together and making their relationship stronger like me and my wife, their relationship got worse and worse until they broke up a few months ago. Now my brother finds himself in a difficult situation because he can't have the girl he wants, simply because there is no way to make up for the wasted time.
Anyway, this is a discussion very hard to have on a forum as it depends on many many many specific details of each situation and person.
My opinion is similar to my aunt's: get married or don't get married, you'll regret it someday anyway hehehehehe
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