Re: Living Apart Together - A look at Unconventional Relationhips
Those who live together have no lasting commitments or responsibilities.
Cohabitation involves "no public commitment, no pledge for the future, no official pronouncement of love and responsibility. Theirs is essentially a private arrangement based on an emotional bond. The 'commitment' of living together is simply a month-to-month rental agreement. "As long as you behave yourself and keep me happy, I'll stick around."
Why should there be a 'public commitment'? - I presume the writer means some kind of All Are Welcome ceremony - Every relationship is built personally by each partner to the relationship and does not require public approval (or disapproval).
There seems to be a strong religious bent in the writer with many quotes from 'Scriptures'. Needless to say these 'Scriptures' are themselves mostly taken from common folk practices - and regarded as common law rules, so any breakdown of a relationship will mean certain rules coming into the new equation ... mostly to do with the sharing of properties and certainly to do with protections of offspring.
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