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45+ 17 6.20%
35+ 49 17.88%
25+ 77 28.10%
15+ 41 14.96%
5+ 24 8.76%
Married, less than 5 years 11 4.01%
Single 55 20.07%
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:16 PM   #61
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:20 PM   #62
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Married an older woman 15 years ago. Her birthday is two days before mine. She's a keeper!
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:27 PM   #64
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:01 AM   #66
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The partner and I have been together 27+ years. We would be married but it is not legal in our state....yet.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:40 AM   #67
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I was happily married for 16 years. Sadly the marriage lasted for 26 years.

Been happily common law now for 19 years.
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Been happily common law now for 19 years.
In Colorado that is the same as the formal bureaucratic kind of marriage -- and incredibly easy to create. In addition, it has the same "rights, privileges, and headaches" when ending such an arrangement.

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Since there's no such thing as a Colorado common law divorce, if the couple breaks up, they also enjoy all of the rights, privileges, and headaches of a formal Colorado divorce or legal separation. Trying to remarry without a formal dissolution would be bigamy, and renders the second marriage void!
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Separation and property settlement agreement in 1997 after 12 years of marriage (all the assets divided. ouch!!, why did I co-mingle my assets). Legally divorced a few years later.

Now happily living with my SO nearly 7 years. All of our kids are on their own!!
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:08 AM   #73
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The partner and I have been together 27+ years. We would be married but it is not legal in our state....yet.
Congratulations! Have you considered taking a road trip to get married where it is legal? We did a quick drive up to Washington before it was legal in Oregon. To be recognized by the government as being a married couple is awesome.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:25 AM   #74
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22 and counting ... trying to keep up with our parents (42 and 46) and DW's grandparents (made it 75 and 73 before they passed on).
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28 1/2 years and counting! Life is a roller coaster, plenty of ups and downs. I hate roller coasters, but I love my DW, so I stay with her.


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Old 12-24-2014, 11:04 AM   #76
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Marriage is a thing created by governments. It is tax oppressive and obsolete.
I agree with your sentiment, but I would say government insinuated itself into marriage. At its best, marriage is a declaration of love and faith to each other and your community. I find the process of getting a marriage license from a county clerk in a poorly lit government basement decidedly unromantic and creepy.

But I got married anyway since it made my beloved happy. Three great years and counting.

Congratulations on finding a long term partner who agrees with you on this topic. I have no real regrets but it sounds like you succeeded where I failed, but I still got my girl!
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Old 12-24-2014, 08:41 PM   #77
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45 years in April. Met at 15, steadies ar 16, married at 21 after 4 years apart at different colleges. Went to the highschool that the musical and movie "Grease" was modeled after. Having a steady was a big deal and I guess we took it seriously.
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I miss the 15+ mark by just over a week.

I didn't get married till I was 38. Had the first kid at 39, and the second at 41. Needless to say - this is later than most folks. But I waited for the *right* guy...

Jan 1st I'll be married 15 years.

I know that's a short amount compared to most folks here....
Rodi is my forum almost twin.

I got married just a couple of months shy of 38. My first child was born 8 days after I turned 40 (and we subsequently adopted two more children).

And, yes, I waited for the "right" guy as well. It will be 23 years in February....
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38 years. We have had our ups and downs, but I am glad we are together. I notice quite few votes for 38 years...must have been a good time to get married.


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