Benefits of Getting Married
If you currently in a serious long term relationship, you and your significant other have most likely started to talk about the possibility of the two of you getting married. While there are some people out there who will joke around about marriage and make it sound like it's more of a burden than a blessing, there are many others who would definitely disagree with that.
One of the best benefits of getting married is that you will have almost constant companionship with someone who is hopefully your best friend in the entire world. Therefore, those lonely nights spent at home alone will soon be a thing of the past once you are married. Through the years, you will inevitable experience many happy times as well as sad times.
One of the many benefits of marriage is definitely having someone to share all of life's ups and downs with. Many studies show that married people actually tend to live longer, healthier lives than single people.
There are also a wide number of other, more practical marriage benefits. For example, let's say that you get health insurance through your employer, but your significant other is currently receiving any health insurance benefits. One of the advantages of being married is that you could add your new spouse to your health insurance policy. That way you can ensure that you will both be able to receive excellent health care in a timely manner.
Another one of the benefits is that it gives you the ability to be able to file income tax returns jointly with your spouse. This is great because many times filing jointly will get you better tax breaks and/or a better refund then if you and your partner were to file your taxes separately.
Yet another one of the benefits of getting married is that in the unfortunate event that your partner ever becomes seriously ill, you would have certain rights as their spouse that you would definitely not have if you were just their boyfriend or girlfriend. For example, if your partner became incapacitated and was no longer able to tell you and the medical staff what further course of treatment they wanted, you as their spouse would then be able to make that decision on their behalf.
It's not just about romance, love or that it is sacred anymore. There are various other reasons and purpose why people marry. Some do it for safety and security. Unplanned pregnancy is also another one of the reasons. The other reasons are because of the raging hormones, or that they are ready to raise a family, fear of never getting married if the opportunity is passed and so on.
Even with all the benefits of marriage, many people don't think it's important. This is because there are also many advantages of being single.