In the bad old days of the divine right of kings, citizens were compelled to become the willing slaves to the idiotic dogma and doctrine promulgated by religious organizations and their questionable “leaders”. Free will did not exist because they had no choice in the matter – the king made the decision for all, and lopped off heads, and even created new religions manned with sycophantic parasites to suit his own sexual appetites and convenience.
Gone are the days when women were chattels to be handed over to the spouse selected by their fathers who paid dowries. Marriage is a contract between two consenting adults, who may or who may not have been married before, and who may or who may not have assets. I strongly believe the terms of a prenuptial agreement ought to be carefully considered and agreed to prior to tying the knot, and that the time to consider the terms are during a period of cohabitation, prior to marriage.
We wouldn’t engage a partner in a business without taking the time to develop a contractual agreement that spelled out the purpose and extent of our relationship, why on earth do we feel we should not treat the most important relationship we will ever enter into with any less respect and planning? — Dane Morgan
To be clear I do NOT believe that becoming legally married is a requirement for a happy, healthy and enduring relationship. Many unmarried couples I know have demonstrated this truth. However, I do believe that it takes time to form and assess whether or not the basic ingredients for a long term or lifetime commitment exist within in a relationship, and that’s what co-habitation is for. If it does exist then I believe it’s advisable to attend premarital counseling, and to formalize that relationship by creating a prenuptial contract before marrying.
Accept me as I am.
Love me without fear.
Want me without demand.
Trust me without wondering.
Love me without restrictions.
A love like that, will be eternal.
Elements of lasting relationships include: awareness, trust, complementarity, mutual affection, maturity, a healthy conflict resolution process and commitment.