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15+ 41 14.96%
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:11 PM   #41
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38 years for us. We were 21 when we got married.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:13 PM   #42
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I'll wager there is a correlation between FI and successful first marriages.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:20 PM   #43
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38 for us. Even my parents didn't put up with me for that much time.
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38 years for us. We were 21 when we got married.
SNAP!!

I was 21, she was 20 (she is 9 months younger but same year at college)
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:24 PM   #44
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I'll wager there is a correlation between FI and successful first marriages.
I'm sure it helps in many cases by not paying all those lawyer fees, divorce settlements, child support, etc.

Cheaper to keep her.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:25 PM   #45
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:35 PM   #46
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Coming up on 23 years married. Add 5 more for the dating period.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:39 PM   #47
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When I turn 85, I am leaving DW for the "line" someone spoke of above. If I am still alive, that is.
It's working for George Soros and Hugh Hefner. They both seem to have a line.

Maybe their looks are better than what I can see.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:42 PM   #48
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I'm sure it helps in many cases by not paying all those lawyer fees, divorce settlements, child support, etc.

Cheaper to keep her.
Works both ways. I am sure my DW is keeping me to keep her FI status. Why else would she stick around with moi?

Speaking of marriage, I am a bit surprised to find so many countries/cultures which still allow multiple wives (and husbands for few). So, if you are one of those, can you add up all the numbers (e.g, 4 years with DW #1, 17 years with DW#2, ...) and post? I expect to see 65+ years ...
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:37 PM   #49
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Never married, no kids. I have had the same ladyfriend for the last 10 years but we don't live together which is fine by me. She lives walking distance from me which is also nice.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:57 PM   #52
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:24 PM   #54
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:31 PM   #55
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Married 38 1/2 years when my husband passed in October of this year....
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:33 PM   #56
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One of the gentleman I've met in Costa Rica trip last year said when asked ...

"Been married for 35 years, happily for 7."
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True. However, out of necessity. Just watch a couple episodes of Judge Judy in which "lived together" couples try to untangle their finances after things went South.

Marriage, if nothing else, does provide legal protection to each party... perhaps not equal protection but at least it is "on paper."
Yes, there are a lot of important benefits - survivorship rights on pensions, spousal benefits on health insurance, the ability to move money around between accounts without it being seen as a gift by the IRS, exclusion from estate and inheritance taxes, and in some cases additional benefits from Social Security.
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:32 PM   #58
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Married 38 1/2 years when my husband passed in October of this year....
I'm so sorry. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
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