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Old 08-31-2012, 06:34 PM   #25
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Re: Living together before marriage. Yay or nay?

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Marriage is important to you because security and loyalty are things you value, and you need him to show you that your family is secure and he is loyal to you by committing to you through marriage (am I right?).
Dead on! That is exactly how I feel.

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The Seven Conflicts by Tim and Joy Downs is a very good and quick read and shed a lot of light on deep rooted feelings/struggles that DH and I have had with each other. Maybe it would help your SO understand why he doesn't want to get married or why you so desperately do? Good luck.
I have been seeing a therapist since the divorce and now with all this drama as well. She recommended a few books. They have shed light on my fears/anxieties from an intellectual point of view, but have failed to address the spiritual/emotional part. I will give it a try and hope it works for me. Thanks!
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