With the divorce rate at approximately 40% to 50%, you have many more couples asking, “Why even get married?” Another sentiment you often hear is, “Marriage ruins everything.” But that sentiment is a lazy one. It puts the blame on a mere label and set of papers. Did that ring really ruin your relationship? Or that little piece of paper otherwise known as a marriage certificate? You were already living together. You were already sharing your lives, responsibilities and a bed. So let us be real: marriage doesn’t ruin a relationship that wasn’t already doomed for one of these fundamental reasons.