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[–] theoceansinthestreet 2 points 48 points (+50|-2) ago 

You're just describing a good relationship, not making an argument for marriage. Your relationship would exist with or without the marital contract.

The point is that many people could think the exact same thing you do! Until they get a high paying job and their wife suddenly has her "I want to fuck other people" phase. Things change. People change. Why take the risk?

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[–] juggernaut 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

wife suddenly has her "I want to fuck other people" phase. Things change. People change. Why take the risk?

sadly true

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[–] SirKeyboardCommando 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

You're just describing a good relationship, not making an argument for marriage.

As for the positives? Cheaper taxes, cheaper insurance, untaxed retirement/death benefits (being able to roll over IRA type accounts without penalty), social security benefits for widowers, etc... There are a significant number of legal benefits that all add up to retaining more earnings.

He did make an argument for marriage. Wether or not those benefits are worth it to a particular person is something else entirely, but there are good reasons to get married.

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[–] theoceansinthestreet 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I swear that wasn't there originally haha but maybe I just missed it. In which case, you're right, my mistake.

That being said all of the benefits listed are gambling on the marriage continuing. As many have said prior, the cost benefit/risk reward analysis generally favours no marriage. What am I saving on insurance? Is it worth child support for 18 years? Benefits never even come close to potential losses unless you're a gambling man