I wonder if couples who marry on the 29th on Leap Year will celebrate their anniversary only every four years? Do you have to pick Feb. 28 or March 1st instead?
Our friends got married their way... which is the best way. They've been a couple for about 20 years. They've shared an apartment, a condo, a house and many pets over the years. The subject of marriage came up from time to time, but it wasn't right for them at that time, for whatever the reason(s). Everyone who knows them thought of them as married, so no one pressed the issue. Plus, it didn't bother them, so why should it bother anyone else?
So what finally "clicked" with them? Was it the need for benefits due to a layoff? Was it the need to show the world they are officially a couple? Was it to prove not to mess with them as a couple? Probably all of these. All I know is the time was right after all this time - so it is right for them. Congrats to our friends for jumping on the marriage band wagon. It's been a fun ride for us!