My daughter and her partner are expecting their first child next year. They have a stable and happy relationship and are both over 30 so know their own minds! They are in the process of buying a bigger house and have a good joint income. However-inspite of all this, certain members of the family ie grandparents, siblings and others, have asked them when they are getting married. My daughter is a rather unconventional woman and is not into showy weddings or legalities so it is not surprising that she doesn't want to go down this route.
She gets very angry when they are constantly asked this question. I haven't put any pressure on her myself as I don't actually have much faith in marriage myself (being divorced). Even so, if I mention other people's reactions she thinks I secretly want this for her too!
I would love to hear from other grans about their experiences on this subject.
Are your grandchildrens' parents mostly married?
If they aren't-does it bother you or your extended family?
Do you think it is better for children to have married parents or does it not really matter these days?
I look forward to some feedback
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