Question: “I am in a happy, long term relationship with a wonderful partner. We have built a great life together and share life goals in common. However, we diverge on the idea of marriage. I feel that it's important to have a proper marriage in place to create security, but my partner feels strongly that legal marriage means that we are inviting the state into our relationship, and that this would create a power imbalance in the relationship in my favor. He prefers that we stay unmarried but committed as if we were married. My father agrees with him and urges us NOT to get married. Please help me puzzle this out and understand the philosophical implications, so that my man and I can both get what we need.”
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Because he doesn't want to marry you. It is that simple. Otherwise you might be looking for the answers for other questions such as how do you make your parents or your boyfriend's parents consent to the idea of marrying your boyfriend. Or even better how do you marry with your boyfriend. I hope you got an idea.