Remember that song from the musical “My Fair Lady”? I’ve been thinking about it all week. I’m not literally getting married in the morning, but in three days! The time is flying by, so it might as well be in the morning. Sunday will be here before we know it.
I should have known Christmas morning when he started videotaping me opening a box, but he had me convinced that he wasn’t ready to get married. So it really took me by surprise when it turned out to be a diamond ring. I’m a little slow sometimes, LOL.
When we first started dating, we had a theoretical discussion about whether either of us would ever want to get married again. We both wanted to have a committed relationship, but neither of us felt a strong desire to make it legal.
However, it wasn’t long before both of us knew that we were right for each other and wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. As we grew closer, I just felt like I wanted to be his wife and him to be my husband. After all, we are baby boomers with somewhat traditional values.
I began to wonder how most baby boomers view getting married at this age. A lot of the legal and moral necessity to legalize the relationship seems to go away when there won’t be any raising of small children. In fact, I can see situations in which it might be a disadvantage to both parties. The financial ramifications on the children could be a factor. What about taxes? Social security? Pension plans?
How does a couple decide whether to tie the proverbial knot? I network with a lot of lawyers and financial planners who tell nightmare stories about people who pass away without a will. So regardless of marital or financial status, my best advice is to have a will! Secondly be sure to get the expert opinion of your accountant, lawyer, and financial planner.
Finally, in line with the Two Grannies on the Road theme of “living your dreams no matter what”, I’d say if you want to get married, then damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
That’s what we’re doing, and I couldn’t be happier!
Please share your thoughts on getting married late and life, we’d love to hear your opinion.
The younger, level-headed, practical granny.