Unmarried to Each Other: The Essential Guide to Living Together as an Unmarried Couple

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Da Capo Press, Nov 14, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 287 pages
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Unmarried to Each Other is a smart, practical guide for unmarried couples, based on the more than 100 stories and real-life experiences of unmarried partners around the country. This book was written by a couple who, themselves, are in a committed nine-year unmarried relationship. For people who are unmarried now or forever, the book is filled with information about the joys and the common challenges to love without wedding rings, including answers to questions like: Is living together right for us? How can we explain our relationship to our grandmothers? How can I get my workplace to provide health benefits to my domestic partner? Are there problems for couples who have kids without being married? How can we plan a wedding or ceremony without getting legally married? Filled with dozens of funny, real-life stories and savvy insights, Unmarried to Each Other is the definitive resource for couples bound by love, if not by marriage, for one of the fastest-growing household types in the U.S. today.
 

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Although these books examine the ins and outs of cohabitation from different viewpoints, they do agree on some basics: cohabitation is on the rise (there are 11 million cohabitors in this country ... Read full review

Contents

Shall We Live Together? Considering Cohabitation
11
Why Arent You Married? Answers to the Question Everyone Asks
38
When Others Disagree Surviving Pressure and Discrimination
63
In It for the Long Haul Ten Tools for Staying Together
91
This Is MyUm Uh Naming Each Other
115
In the Eyes of the Law Legal and Financial Protections
129
Equal Pay for Equal Work Domestic Partner Health Benefits
153
Walking Down the Aisle Commitment Ceremonies and Rituals
168
Unmarried With Children Parenting Without a Marriage License
193
Shall We Marry? Happily Ever After With Wedding Bells or Without
223
Fist Comes Love Then Comes Living Together Cohabitations Past and Future
241
Permissions
261
Acknowledgments
262
Notes
265
Index
283
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