They're not ready for the "commitment" of marriage, but happy to fling themselves into buying a house together?
My husband and I have been married 15 years, and have three children.
To most people, that sounds like a commitment.
You can return a ring—but not a house Truth: I got engaged three times, to three different men, before one finally took.
It's just about impossible to "return a home" after you've bought it.
But the bones of the home will remain.
The electrical wiring is hard to change when it's installed wrong and the house is 100 years old.
You can't give a house the cold shoulder When you have a fight in a marriage, you can blow off steam in different rooms.
OK, so lots of people "trade in" creaky old spouses for younger models.
Aging humans don't tend to kill people with the parts of them that go soft.