Live-in relationship does provide a remedy for a carefree life free from the hassles of responsibility and commitment which is the very prerequisite of the institution of marriage.
Amit Thapa, 28, and Ritu Shrestha*, 27, had been together for two years when their families decided to get them married off. But the two of them had other plans. They wanted to live together for some months before they tied the knot.
“Our families were aghast. They couldn’t understand why we couldn’t get married right away,” says Ritu, a Masters-level student who had to convince her parents to let her spend some time with Amit before she decided to take the plunge.