I work with many stepfamily couples who have lived together for several years and then get married.
They are often surprised that getting married changes things for themselves and their children.
This is not good or bad but it is important to be aware, so you are not surprised that there are new dynamics in your relationships with each other even after you’ve been together for a few years but before you married.
The article below discusses both same sex and married couples demonstrates the brain’s response in living together and married relationships.
It’s very interesting.
What has your experience been?? I’ve loved to hear about it.