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If you are still in the relationship after all that time, does it really matter?
Exactly what I was going to say. Long term relationships don't have
to lead to marriage - only if that's what both partners want. And if one is ready and the other isn't, I still don't see the harm in staying together and waiting if you both really love each other and want to spend the rest of your lives together. In 30 years, will 1, 2, 3, or even 4 or 5 years of waiting really seem like that much? Doubtful.