the proportion of legally married Canadians has been falling over time, with about 48 per cent of adults married in 2006.and
Common-law families are the fastest-growing family type, and common-law couples with children are the fastest-growing group.I often wonder how many of those "common-law couples" are really and truly committed to each other. In my personal opinion, sorry.... but I tend to think of such relationships as bogus or artificial. One or both parties are fooling each other or themselves that they are truly in love and committed. I know, I know .... you will say how about married folks, they also think they are committed until the break-up. And to that I say... at least with married folks when they separate they can part from each other secure in the consolation-giving knowledge that someone cared enough for them to go the extra mile of commitment, that extra mile of commitment translates into a bond of marriage. Common-law breakup participants will get no such consolation.... for them the sad truth will be that the person they were with all those years before the breakup, didn't give enough of a hoot to go the extra mile.
If the person you are with is not ready to commit to marriage, you should not be willingly and foolishly ready to spend any more of your time with such a person.......... that's my opinion and I am sticking to it.