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    Once there's a ring involved ... is that a done deal?
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    Is an engagement more of a commitment that's being shown? Yes. Debatable though, it depends on the person/couple.
    Is it a done deal? No. You can break up even if you're engaged, the ring doesn't have a deflector shield to block that.
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    In reality no, as it's just as easy to break up without the ring. It's only when. You are married that the legal ramifications of divorce make you really think twice about whether breaking up is the absolutely best thing- in a marriage it is the absolute last resort.

    I got engaged last year and while technically nothing about our relationship has changed formally (ie legally) it has brought us much closer. It feels like our relationship has evolved and we would definitely think extremely hard about decisions.

    There is no longer an element of him and me; it's purely an 'us'.
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    (Original post by Alarae)
    In reality no, as it's just as easy to break up without the ring. It's only when. You are married that the legal ramifications of divorce make you really think twice about whether breaking up is the absolutely best thing- in a marriage it is the absolute last resort.

    I got engaged last year and while technically nothing about our relationship has changed formally (ie legally) it has brought us much closer. It feels like our relationship has evolved and we would definitely think extremely hard about decisions.

    There is no longer an element of him and me; it's purely an 'us'.
    Correct me if I'm wrong (I cba to look it up), but a friend of mine told me that if you live with your partner for more than 6 months you are considered common law husband and wife. So in theory she could still take you to the cleaners despite having no ring.
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    You can be committed to someone without being married. You can equally be unfaithful with a ring on your finger. So no, there's no rule as to which is more committed than the other. The best and most committed couple that I know have been together since before I was born, but never bothered to get married.
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    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    Correct me if I'm wrong (I cba to look it up), but a friend of mine told me that if you live with your partner for more than 6 months you are considered common law husband and wife. So in theory she could still take you to the cleaners despite having no ring.
    Certainly not in the UK.

    http://www.resolution.org.uk/advice/livingtogether/
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    Thank **** for that :party:

    Repped for lifting my mood.
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    It means nothing, it's an imaginary status.
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    Not a done deal as such but certainly serious bizzle
 
 
 
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