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Do people have to get married to spend the rest of their lives together?

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No, but for a myriad of legal reasons it's advisable.

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no not really

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This is alxxmen with a new account follow me.
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Sorry I meant xxmen
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Single is freely. Double is lucky, Triple is funny! Try to be be triple at least. lol, Answer from China. Agree?

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You don't have to get married in order to spend the rest of your life together with someone. However it is better or it is the right thing to do to get married to the person If you really love them.

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It is the right thing to do, yet some people are denied that option.
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Not at all...

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No

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No,but you should. There's no point in getting married to someone you don't love, it's bad for you and bad for them.

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Conversely, there is no point in NOT getting married if you are in a committed and loving relationship--that is unless you are the "wrong kind of person". Then you're out of luck.
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That's true
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No, gay couples have been doing it for years.

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you don't have to do anything you don't want to, however, if you know your going to spend the rest of your life with this particular person, it is in the best interest of both parties to get married

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If only that was an option for everyone.
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No,no,no! You've got it all wrong. My best friend and i will live our lives together and wer're not married?

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If you plan to honor each other (offer and have accepted your last name, agree to sleep with no others, etc) and honor any children your union produces ( by your love, support, last name, insurance coverage,etc) then marriage would be putting your money where your mouth is; otherwise, just sleep around, have others raise (your?) kids in a single-parent household or worse, keep your money and be free! How great for you!

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Unfortunately there are those who meet all the criteria you stated, but are denied the marriage option.
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No!

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No, you don't need to be married to spend the rest of your life with someone. It's sad that most people don't respect people who choose to be with each other and not marry. They are not considered family, or a real relationship. If you want to be with someone for the rest of your life without the marriage then you go for it.

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Just don't expect to be able to visit them in the hospital when they are sick or dying--or avail yourselves of any of the other 1,400 rights and responsibilities afforded to married couples by the U.S. government.
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Wait, they can't visit each other? What would happen if said person in the hospital says they can? Do they just ignore that?
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Not everybody should get married

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They do not have to get a legal civil marriage, but if they are in a loving and committed relationship--a relationship otherwise defined as marriage--they will not be afforded the rights, responsibilities, and privileges extended to legally married individuals no matter where they go throughout the world.

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Yes, a relationship can last a lifetime without marriage. Sadly, some people don't have an option of whether to get married or not.

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