I have been with my husband for almost 16 years, since we were about 16. We grew up together and then 8 years ago he popped the question. We flew off to Vegas and it was the best thing we ever did. Sure some say it was just a piece of paper, but to call one another husband and wife is truly amazing.
I think it’s worth it if you think of your ‘spouse or spouse to be’ as your friend and you can see communicating with them for years to come. You still have your space and yet have this wonderful person to share experiences with. It’s work, but it’s well worth it with the right person. I don’t think someone should be married just to be married…..