A question that's been bugging me ever since my SO asked me if I ever wanted to marry him (he didn't propose, it was just a general "Say...." kind of thing).. To all you married people, why did you do it? I mean, with all due respect, I just don't understand what all the fuss is about. Why would you need a scrap of paper to prove what you both already know, that you love eachother? Knowing how many marriages end in divorce and how much easier it is (with respect to paperwork and the likes, not emotionally) to just break up when things go awry... isn't it kind of a risk? Or am I being completely cynical here?