Is it possible to say I am not going to bond my life with... ? I have not found examples where "Bond" would used with a noun between BOND and WITH.

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    Yes, it is possible to say that. You cannot bond steel with steel using wood glue. I am not going to bond my life with {someone else's life}.
    – TimR
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:02
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    It's idiomatically unlikely a native speaker would use bond with for what I imagine is your intended meaning. Far more common would be something like (I don't want) to tie my life to (a struggling artist). Note that to bond with X has a well-established idiomatic/metaphoric sense (to form a close personal relationship with person X), which is probably part of the reason it doesn't work well in the context of bonding one's life with X. Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:34

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For whatever weird reason, it is idiomatic to talk about a bond (noun) between one person and another:

The bonds of matrimony should not easily be broken

They had made between them an unshakable bond, to protect each other unto death.

but it is not as common to talk about bonding (verb) your life with another's. This isn't to say you can't do it, but it should be a deliberate play on words:

They say the bonds of matrimony are not easily broken, so I don't plan to bond myself with anyone until I'm good and ready.

"Bond with" is fine, but it may be more natural to use "bond to":

The two young friends were bonded to each other as if glued -- they went everywhere and did everything together.

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    I still think tie is more natural in most contexts, but your third example would usually be I don't plan to bind myself to anyone... Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 15:14

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