I'm not sure if I have any wise words for you, but I understand where you are coming from. My partner and I have been together almost a decade and living together for most of it and consciously decided not to get married because
a) we're not religious b) we don't want anyone else to define our relationship
c) I don't want to be a wife d) we both agree that marriage is an archaic institute. That said we've both been involved in several friends weddings, some...