1. You aren't bound to each other by contract.
Those reluctant to get married are prone to saying that marriage is just a piece of paper, but I'm here to tell them that they're wrong. They're very, very, horribly, unspeakably wrong. Marriage is just a piece of paper in the same way that your mortgage or your employment agreement is just a piece of paper. You see, marriage is a contract — a legally binding one, at that. Once you're in, it takes a lot more than a shredder to get out.