Yesterday crooner Robin Thick and actress Paula Patton announced their split after 8 years of marriage and 20 years together. Most of their relationship was spent unmarried. Oprah and her beau Stedman Graham have been together for 27 years. They are not married and probably never will. Oprah has said in the past that adding the whole “wife thing” is too much. Of course that doesn’t apply to all relationships and all circumstances aren’t the same. Some couples make the transition into marriage just fine. For others the pressure that comes with the titles, as well as the new or different responsibilities are too much to handle. Sometimes couples have different perceptions of what marriage is supposed be and failed to discuss their views during the premarital relationship. Whatever the reason, it seems that some couples seem better off not being married. Oprah and Stedman are doing what works for them. Everything isn’t for everybody…including marriage.