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Old 12-06-2010, 03:28 PM
TruckerPete TruckerPete is offline
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Everything that I would've said has been said. So I'll reiterate ...

A little of this:
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Originally Posted by Passport View Post
So why marry? Because I wanted to. And he wanted to. And no matter what, he's my chosen family.
Some of this:
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Originally Posted by LovingRadiance View Post
I got married because Maca needed marriage for a sense of security. If that piece of paper helped, so be it.
This:
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Originally Posted by Penny View Post
An excuse for a really big party?

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We couldn't see a downside to doing it, and the benefits were many.
This too:
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It changes nothing, other than we have found that we like referring to each other as "husband" and "wife" as it is a good shorthand for the degree of our commitment to the outside world.
And last, but not least:
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Originally Posted by redpepper View Post
We designed our vows to indicate that we were not exclusive. ... We fully knew the likelihood of others coming into our lives and our common goal was to raise a child or two with loving chosen family.

So yeah. Married a week and we're still the same people we were, the same good, the same bad. But our commitment is something the world at large recognizes, now. If all my relationships can't eventually be recognized that way, then I might as well have one.
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