There is nothing wrong with deciding to never marry the man or woman you are dating. Marriage is just a legal piece of paper. Marriage is not the relationship between two people. The relationship between two people who are committed to each other is way deeper wand complicated than a certificate of marriage. Some people believe that marriage is unnecessary, and they would rather live a worry free dating life than a pressured legal married life. Others claim to be married even though they aren’t for political reasons (i.e. Charlize Theron claims she is married to Stuart Townsend, but won’t legally marry him until gay marriage is legalized in all 50 states).
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed
Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham
Tim Robbins & Susan Sarrandon
Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn
Stuart Townsend & Charlize Theron
Liev Schreiber & Naomi Watts
Sam Shepard & Jessica Lange
Johnny Depp & Vanessa Paradis
So, could you do it? Does that legal marriage certificate really make a difference in your life, or would you be perfectly happy staying in a relationship with your partner without feeling the need to “get married”?
Most of the couples listed above have been together for years and years. Maybe they’ve discovered a loophole in the Hollywood Marriage Curse – don’t get married and you won’t break up. Seems farfetched, but it kind of makes sense. Marriage means deciding on prenups, etc. There is a lot of unnecessary pressure that comes along with marriage i.e. wedding planning.
Now, after writing this entire blog I find out that Angelina&Brad and Gene&Shannon are planning on getting married. There goes my theory.