In my post ‘But I am not an activist‘, I wrote the following –
That social change last year; was not important to me personally; our thinking was to continue our lives as we had the previous 12 years. Why change, when the change was not needed in our relationship?
In today’s post, I write the following –
Marriage, Institution, Merger, Alliance, Match, Coupling, Pledging, Association, Union
About.com has an article ‘History of Marriage’ that begins with the following –
Most ancient societies needed a secure environment for the perpetuation of the species, a system of rules to handle the granting of property rights, and the protection of bloodlines. The institution of marriage handled these needs.
The article continues with discussing different varieties of marriage; marriage during different periods of history and concludes with the following –
Many people hold the view that regardless of how people enter into matrimony, marriage is a bond between two people that involves responsibility and legalities, as well as commitment and challenge. That concept of marriage hasn’t changed through the ages.
November of last year – it is several months since my week’s occurrence with my body. I just found out my health insurance is cancelled related to nothing to do with me. My health insurance is through the Healthcare Marketplace and there was a communication error between them and my health insurance company. I now will need to wait until the first of the year because this issue will not be corrected by December 31. I also find out my insurance premiums will be increasing substantially the next year. With the already high deductible plan, the cost to me will be significant if I do have a serious illness taking place within my body.
So the partner at the time performs some research and what he thought was not possible is actually possible. I am sitting outside and he approaches me and says “We should get married; I can have you on my insurance.” “Really?”, I responded. And that was the proposal.
In my post ‘But I am not an activist‘, I concluded with the following –
Then came a time, an event, an occurrence where this social change would benefit us. But I am not an activist – I live my life trying to be the best person I can be and to be an example for others.
In today’s post, I conclude with the following –
That day with that proposal, we decided to become married. He did not have to marry me and I did not ask him to, but he did. As a result my health care is considerably less in cost than what it could have been.
We became married due to the benefits of marriage. Marriage is a piece of paper that brings benefits for those that have entered this agreement. But ultimately it was the responsibility and commitment of our love and desire to be together for always that brought marriage to us.