A lot of people say marriage is a "BUSINESS ARRANGEMENT".....Your thoughts? I am going to dive right in and say that I have had this debate with someone and he said that the way I describe marriage is like a business arrangement, when in reality, to a certain point it HAS to be. Love does not pay rent/mortgage, keep electricity on or fill up the fridge with groceries,offer life Insurance or put kids through college. All the married couples that I personally know that have had long standing successful marriages(30+ years), they are not only aware of the Realities of Finances and the 'business matters' of the marriage, but they are open with one another about it. Couples I see that refuse to acknowledge the realities of finances never seem to last much longer then a couple of years. That's my view of it. What are yours?