Last Wednesday when the Supreme court ruled that live-in relationships between consenting adult couples can not be treated as an offence..it left me wondering whether this ruling can do anything at all to remove the stigma still attached with women who have once been in live-in relationships. Two years back I lived in paying guest accommodation when a girl moved in with us. She was candid enough to share with rest of us that she’d been in a live-in relationship. It left me amazed when I saw 20 somethings turn into prudes and sat and judged the girl and some girls even had the audacity to avoid her after she shared this with us ( which I thought was pretty insensitive). It set me thinking, if this is how people in the twenties viewed live-in relationships who are we to blame our parents and people from their generation for being judgemental. Personally I wouldn’t be in a live-in relationship because I just can’t snap ties and move on if things don’t work.. I thrive on the tenacity, warmth and security that a long-term relationship brings.. But that in no way gives me the right to sit and judge people who’ve been in a live-in relationship..it is an individual’s choice..Just because people have made a choice that we are not reared or conditioned to deem acceptable doesn’t give us a right to label them, does it ??…What do you think ??