So me and my long term GF (two kids) have always agreed that we didn't feel it necessary to get married. We are both athiests and neither of our families are religious so there's no pressure to get married. She has always been dead against it and I'm not really arsed. We're committed to each other, love each other, have two beautiful children, have future plans, etc.
Tonight she's emailed me to basically say "I think I do want to get married as I don't like it that our kids have your name but I don't. But I don't just want to change it by deed poll. So if you want to ask at some point in the next decade, you can."
Hmm. Now, she's asking me to propose to her. It isn't meant to be like that is it!? Surely that is basically the same as her just proposing to me?
While we're on the topic ... any PROs to being married compared to long-term stable non-married relationship?