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If seen legally, since you guys are not married, the child would be labelled as illegitimate. Plus, keeping a future possibility in mind, if the guy walks away from the relationship, then you end up being an unmarried, single mother which is a huge responsibility in itself. Indian society already frowns upon live-ins, having a child out of wedlock is still a huge issue, single mothers do not enjoy many privileges legally. Before taking any such decision, go through pros and cons of the issue.
It's a 'huge' decision,... wise or not... you guys must make sure if you are really up for that kind of responsibility.
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I just wanted to know what do people out here think about live-ins. I have always wondered what it would be like to live with my boyfriend. I mean, to live like a married couple, without getting married. Do you think it takes away from the beauty and fun that marriage brings? Marriage allows you the time and space to discover each other and live-in can perhaps dull that effect? Views, please.
Money is never an easy subject to address, especially in a romantic relationship. If it's a live-in then it's even worse. But friction does happen over managing money, deciding whether an expense is a necessity or a luxury, if both partners should be equal contributors, if the one who is contributing more should have a greater say in matters of money? Questions are too many. But the biggest one of them is: can it break a couple, in spite of them being in love otherwise? What do you think?
Inspite of all the laws that have been passed by the court, live-in is much frowned upon in India still. What is your opinion about it? Is it good/bad/ugly to live-in with your partner? And what about keeping your parents in the know?
It might be a matter of debate whether Lord Krishna and Radha lived together or not, but live-in relationships find ample support in Hindu mythology. To mention one, Bhima lived-in with Hidimba and had a son with her by the name Ghatotkach, who later fought for the Pandavas and was always considered a legitimate son of Bhima.Does it mean that they fall in the grey area between legal and illegal? In other words, is it so that the Indian society and its political alter ego - the Indian State - do not approve of pre-marital sex and live-ins but still tolerate their existence? Much of the hue and cry against live-ins is the byproduct of a misplaced sense of culture and decency. After all, marriages are nothing but socially endorsed live-in arrangements.
I have a friend who is currently living in with his girlfriend in an apartment in Delhi. They are office mates and has been living together for at least 3 years. Now my friend's parents are coming to visit him and he has no other way than admitting that he is in a live-in relationship. His family is very conservative and he is afraid of the consequences. Is there any other way?
Commitment phobia is one the rise. It's not rare to find a couple agreeing to Live-in for financial prudence. Physical gratification is an added lure. Sometimes, sex is the primary driver. Is Live-in just a convenient compromise?
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