with Angella Dykstra
I'm a mom of three, a professional accountant, and an amateur photographer and writer. I am not a marriage expert. But my husband and I take "Til death do us part" seriously, and here I'll be sharing how we keep our marriage strong while we both do that insane work-life juggle.
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While I may be a writer and photographer by night, by day I am an accountant of the Chartered variety. I recently switched from the educational side of accounting to working in an office with a bunch of other suckers who have chosen accounting as their profession. I am getting back up to speed with the technicalities behind the advice that we give. It has been as titillating as you might imagine.
One topic that I was asked to research and write a report on was the different legal aspects of being in a common-law relationship and a marriage relationship. I had always assumed that once you reached that point where you were legally declared to be “common-law” you were in the identical position as as those who had gone through the ceremony and legal hoops to be married. This is not the case.
We went out for dinner this weekend with another couple and she was talking about friends of theirs who were common-law. From a conservative Christian perspective she wondered why people who were Common-Law would even bother getting married. Milk for free and all of that.
I, too, am a (fairly) conservative Christian and have talked to a number of people who were once common-law, decided to marry, and then noticed that their relationship was different. Better, somehow.
Any of you want to chime in on your thoughts of being married versus being common-law?
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