“A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.”
Live in relationships are a taboo in most parts of our country and its culture is considered pale, but India’s metros are still becoming a breeding ground for intrepid couples who are taking up live-in as a choice to build up the compatibility in their relationship at various levels. “In modern times, live-in relationship has become an acceptable norm. It is not a crime,” a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant observed. With time, as the concept attains a legal acceptance in the society, the number of couples is remarked as ever growing. Before still considering it a taboo in a country where parents kill their children for an inter caste love affair, one needs to know these five reasons why India should embrace live-in relationships.
- Compatibility test
A couple has to take in a lot before starting any relationship. And if it is about being together for life, one has to know the degree of compatibility between them and their partner. Living with each other still either get you in a lifelong relationship or get you out of a relationship that you could never handle for lifetime.
In a live-in relationship, since you aren’t into a bond that is going to feel like a burden, you both can enjoy freedom and be with each other at the same time. You already know that invading your partner’s personal space can get you into ruining things, and that the door is always open for one to move out, you will make an extra effort to make that bond grow.
- More time with each other
What can be better than a little cuddle up with your partner after a worked up day? Live-in relationships allow you to spend time with each other even after a busy day at work. The frustration dissolves too soon after feeling loved from your partner. Conventionally, you don’t get to spend that quality time with your partner if you are not in a live-in.
- Financial freedom
Both the partners have an equal say in the relationship and they handle all the financial matters together. From the budgets to the bills, they decide together and that gives them a scope to look up to each other for things relating to household.
- 24*7 emotional support
There are different phases in one’s life when you feel out of place with burden and frustration. It is when you need a partner to fulfil that need for a strong emotional support and for guiding you through the tough times of your life. Live-in allows you to celebrate such a bond with the least realization of responsibilities towards each other.