If you've ever been in a long-term relationship or lived separately from a partner, you'll be accustomed to endless questions relating to when you'll walk down the aisle or 'take the next step'.
For some reason, the pressure to 'seal the deal' never seems to dissipate.
But, next time someone asks why you haven't made the 'formal' commitment, take a leaf out of Goldie Hawn's book as she has just revealed exactly why she's never walked down the aisle with partner of 33 years, Kurt Russell.
Yesterday, the 70-year-old actress appeared on ITV's Loose Women and clarified why the pair haven't put a ring on it: 'I would have been long divorced if I'd been married.'
'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 if 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,' the 70-year-old added.
When grilled about how long she believes a woman should spend time with a partner she said: 'At the beginning you want to be together all the time and then you get jealous when they're gone too long. In a healthy long term relationship, it would be great to be together 68% of the time.'
The mother-of-three – who has been married twice before – also weighed in on the presumption that marriage cements a relationship:
'What is marriage going to do? What does it promise you? Not every relationship works and that is the truth. I don't care if you're a movie star or a person on the street.'