Originally Posted by *Dean*
It's simple. Marriage is a commitment to each other.
I don't disagree with you on this, it is a choice of committment... so is going steady, moving in together, buying property together, having children together. There are lots of things that we choose to do that make it complicated to just walk away. Further, marriage is no guarantee that the other will not just walk anyhow.
But I understand marriage is important to many people, I am all for it - it is important to me too (even if I choose not to view it the same way after divorce) I am not taking anything away, just realizing that while my marriage was something I put value in, my relationship would have just as rewarding if I had put equal value into the other choices of committment too.