It makes me wonder if marriage would make our costs go up or go down.
Once you reach a certain age or a certain amount of time spent with the same partner, especially as a woman, friends and family will inevitably start asking questions about marriage or even downright pressure you into taking this step. I believe not, since, nowadays, at least in the developed countries, it doesn’t bring truly valuable benefits.
Marriage is no longer necessary legally or practically.
Once upon a time, for a woman, getting married meant ensuring financial security and gaining access to a variety of legal rights they wouldn’t dream of otherwise.
But now, in the modern world, years after the feminist movement has established legal rights for women, we no longer need marriage to get access to certain benefits.
Though the divorce in the US rate has seen ups and downs during the last few years, it is still alarmingly higher compared to what it was a few decades ago.
The only thing that will truly bring security is having a strong relationship, based on trust, no matter the legal status.I shared the utility bills with my roommates but it still came out to be to a month.Currently, our cable tv, water, and garbage are included in the rent so that's also a big plus.Our food bills aren't significantly lowered because we also hosted a couple dinners during the weekends.Hopefully we will save more in the future by eating out less.Before we got married the hubby was paying for water and garbage also.I estimate that the utitlies savings would add up to approximately 00 to 00 a year just because we now live together.2. The hubby and I have settled into our new married life together and our financial union is still a little confusing to say the least.We have a joint checking account now and we are paying our bills through that account, but it really feels like our expenses have gone up because I never used to see how much the hubby spent.Marriage does not bring security in a relationship.There are too many people deciding to get married for the wrong reason.