Not that I wanna break his relationship up or anything. I have let this situation consumed so much of me. Will see how it goes. Glad you wouldnt argue re FFF!. I have to say I think its the primal male urges that we women sometimes halo matchmaking fixed yet to accept but somewhere deep down we know its valid. I met a lovely separated guy в who separated one year or so ago- online 47 в 4 kids was married 21 years!!.
V loyal and committedввwe get on v v wellвin different circumstances dare I say soul playmates. V hard to separate especially overtime. I went into my heart wanting to walk the road hand in hand with him, nurture I said I would walk thru and around ALL obstacles if we had the INTENTION to be committedвhe said he didnt think he could do serious now, that he needed to walk the path alone to sort his shit outвthat his time is v v limited.
I shared this with him and I also shared how courageous he was, how much I admired him knowing that this is where he needs to be.
While pair-bonds of varying forms were recognized by most societies as acceptable social arrangements, marriage was reserved for heterosexual pairings and had a transactional nature, where wives were in many cases a form of property being exchanged between father and husband, and who would have to serve the function of reproduction. Communities exerted pressure on people to form pair-bonds in places such as Europe ; in Chinasociety ""demanded people get married before having a sexual relationship""  and many societies found that some formally recognized bond between a man and a woman was the best way of rearing and educating children as well as helping to avoid conflicts and misunderstandings regarding competition for mates.
Generally, during much of recorded history of humans in civilization, and into the Middle Ages in Europeweddings were seen as business arrangements between families, while romance was something that happened outside of marriage discreetly, such as covert meetings. From about a worldwide movement perhaps described as the ""empowerment of the individual"" took hold, leading towards greater emancipation of women and equality of individuals.