While you may be hand in hand with someone, that doesn’t mean a ceremony is next.
Summer brings a lot of things with it when it comes, one of which is the prime time for weddings. Right now we’re in the heart of wedding season and I’m sure at least a few of you have been to one or two by now.
If you’re in a relationship and somehow managed to drag he or she along, you may have been asked this question: “So, when are you getting married?”
Maybe you don’t get asked this question that often, or maybe you’ve heard it so many times you’ve lost count. But, either way you know one thing for sure — you don’t want to get married, or at the very least, your relationship isn’t ready for marriage yet. Of course, telling people that always throws them for a loop. The reactions vary, ranging anywhere from depressed understanding to it’s as if you’ve committed a deadly sin.
Ultimately it’s your decision on whether or not you want to get married, so really you can just ignore everyone else’s opinions. And in today’s society, marriage is becoming less and less common. People have start to be more content with simply being with someone rather than having to go as far as tying the knot.
Plus, weddings are so expensive. If you’re already happy, what’s the point in spending thousands of dollars for one day? Just for the tax benefits? I say that you should do what you think is best, and if that’s simply living together and being together, then do that. There’s no law that says you need a ring to be happy with the person you love.
Of course, having to explain all of this to someone every time they ask can be a real pain. So, instead of spending 20 minutes in a pointless debate, the next time someone asks when you’re going to get married, throw some of these love quotes about commitment at them instead to prove your relationship doesn’t require a certificate.
1. It’s life no matter what.
“Where there is love there is life.” –Mahatma Gandhi
2. Love binds the soul, not a wedding.
“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” –George Eliot
3. You’ll feel the same.
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” –Emily Bronte
4. Ring or not, you’ll always have that person with you.
“Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.” –Charles Dickens
5. You become a part of each other.
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” –Helen Keller
6. The real test.
“You know you are in love when the two of you can go grocery shopping together.” –Woody Harrelson
7. The relationship itself is more important.
“I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.” –Carson Daly
8. Always have love.
“Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.” –Ellen Key
9. It’s all about getting along.
“A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication. And you both need to want it to work.” –Goldie Hawn
10. Live in love, don’t marry without it.
“Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.” –Benjamin Franklin
11. To find love at all can feel more miraculous than any marriage.
“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” –Robert Brault
12. You don’t need a ring to make each other better.
“Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who know that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together.” –Barbara Cage
13. You’ll share everything.
“If it’s important to her, then it’s important to me.” –Greg Provance
14. Home is where the heart is.
“What I love most about my home is who I share it with.” –Unknown
15. Married or not, it always comes down to the little things.
“It’s the little things that keep us together. Those little things will make me love you forever.” –Sonia Schaad