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We live in a time when plenty of couples date for a long time before getting married, or simply never get married.” It can almost feel like a relationship, without a marriage, is like all of the wooden beams of a house, put perfectly into place, but not yet nailed together. couple laying on the floor mixed race cuddle snuggle " data-medium-file="https://ionemadamenoire.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/shutterstock_201637025-e14653567852501.jpg? w=420&h=420" alt="" width="420" height="420" class="size-full wp-image-701208" srcset=" w=378&h=378 378w" sizes="(max-width: 420px) 100vw, 420px" / At times, you’re actually quite proud of yourselves for still being together, after all this time, without a marriage license.w=378" data-large-file="https://ionemadamenoire.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/shutterstock_201637025-e14653567852501.jpg? You know that you’re together because you want to be, and not because you simply don’t want to get a divorce.You think it’s wonderful that your friends get married. After you’ve been together for a really long time, getting married just feels like an empty gesture. It’s a part of your label, whether you want it to be or not.You’ve been there for each other through illness and very difficult times. Sometimes your partner notices when you feel bad for yourself.