Originally Posted by TruckerPete
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.
This! Some of us value this. We feel it and can't explain it. It's like trying to explain an emotional response to puppies and kittens for some...we some people adore them and imediately want to hold and pet them...other people see them as pests. Who knows why?