Tag: common-law

Feb 11 2014

What has changing my name really changed?

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I’ve finally finished the last steps of changing my name after marriage. I didn’t do a legal name change; I just assumed my husband’s name. But still – the process of changing all my ID, important documents, and accounts was a huge pain in the ass. It took almost a year, but I’m finally done! Why …

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Apr 28 2013

What changes when you start living together? Oh about everything

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After 3 weeks of marriage, people ask me: “So how does it feel to be a married woman?” My response: “The same… except now I get half his stuff and it’ll cost him money to leave me.” Really, nothing’s changed. We lived together for a year and a half before we got married, so everything …

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Feb 24 2013

The benefits of living together before marriage

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Common-law marriages are quickly becoming the common alternative to marriage in this day and age. Since common-law couples are entitled to the same rights as married couples, why not opt for the less traditional approach to married life? Okay fine. For those of you who prefer being legally married, can we at least agree that …

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Feb 10 2013

Weird conversations between me and my fiancée (part 1)

You are honestly the weirdest person I know. But that's why we are meant for each other.

Anyone who knows us would probably agree that he’s the sane one who keeps me grounded, while I’m the psycho who talks aimlessly with no filter. I blame it on the writer side of me. If I don’t say the things that immediately pop into my head, I’ll probably forget them (which he would argue …

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Jan 22 2013

A window into our common-law-riage

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I still remember a time when I was a bitter cynic who didn’t believe in the folklore of commitment and happily ever after. I did believe that love existed. I also believed in the concept of forever. But in my mind, the 2 were never (and could never be) related. Love was real. And so …

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