Half of everything you own is now forfeit and you are no longer free to think and do as you please. ;-p
it means everything you ever worked for,your gonna lose
Freedom to share what you want to do with a loved one.
Freedom is constraints we like. Staying single means we're not free to commit ourself to a deep, caring lifelong relationship.
Two as one. Working and living together as a team. Harmony, happiness, waking up to the person you love and who loves you. Having someone to confide in and who give you advice, and someone you too can help and advise. Not having to eat alone all the time. Soimeone to share the workload. and .... and ...... much more.
It means whaever the people engaged in it want it to mean.
Or what legal or spiritual rules apply depending on what area one dwells in or what religion or lack thereof one follows.
after being married 44 years to a cheater-------that destroyed my family, trying to get through the worst pain ive ever endured---------color him gone--------im a survivor of marriage----------
a couple of the responses seem to me to be in answer to "what does it mean to be divorced" and not "what it means to be married"........ just saying.
to me being married (happily) means being apart of a team, not going it alone, you and your partner against the world, that kind of thing.
It means trusting someone you love to show you the life you've been missing