Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell: The Reason Why Their 35-Years-Long Romance Did Not End Up In Marriage
To marry or not to marry – that is the question! Some people prefer to create families and get married officially, some remain just life-partners, choosing cohabitation and enjoying life as it is. Many men, many minds. But isn't it curious that this fact may influence people’s happiness, after all?
The famous Hollywood couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together since 1983. They met on the set og The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band in 1966, but their romance sparkled on the set of Swing Shift, and they have been inseparable ever since.
However, at the beginning of their relationship, they let each other know that marriage was not an option.
Both had been in official relationships before, but as theirs hadn’t been a successful experience, they decided not to go through it again. Goldie confessed to Loose Women that she does not believe that the act of marriage itself is the key to building a strong bond between partners.
Marriage is an interesting psychological thing. If you need to feel bound to someone, then it's important to be married. If you have independence, if you have enough money and sense of independence and you like your independence, there's something psychological about not being married because it gives you the freedom to make decisions one way or the other. For me, I chose to stay, Kurt chose to stay, and we like the choice.
Goldie is sure that not marrying each other gives them a freedom of choice. They stay together not because they are tied with obligations, but because they want to.
In 2012, a research published in the Journal of Marriage and Family stated that couples who just lived together, without being bound by marriage, felt happier, more secure and satisfied with their relationship.
Another study by John Helliwell, from the University of British Columbia, it is clear that friendship between partners and not being married to each other were among the factors which lead to life satisfaction.
Kurt Russell shared that staying together for so long was never a goal: things just happened in a wonderful way for both of them!
Marriage or cohabitation: That is up for everyone to decide what is best for them. Goldie and Kurt made their choice and they seem to be happy with it.