From the Godfather movie:

Kay: Michael, why did you come here? Why? What do you want of me after all this time? I've been writing and calling.

Michael: I came here because I need you, because I care for you.

Kay: Please, stop it Michael...

Michael: Because, I want you to marry me

Kay: It's too late.

Michael: Please, Kay. I'll do anything you ask anything to make up for what's happened to us. Because that's importatnt, Kay. Becuase what's important is that... we have each other. That we have a life together....

I didn't understand the exact meaning of we have each other and That we have a life together. The first thought about that was that it has something todo with possessing each other, but it sounds totally nonsensical.

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We often use have in the context of being close to someone and being able to count on them, their love, support; making a life with someone.

For instance:

If I didn't have you, I couldn't imagine my life with someone else.

Here the speaker doesn't infer that she possesses the other person, but rather has a relationship with him, has him in her life, etc. Если бы тебя в моей жизни не было... If I didn't have you in my life.

  • I got the meaning of the first sentence, thanks. But what about the second? We have a life together. That's not about being close to something (how can they be close to the life?) Jul 12, 2015 at 19:42
  • Here together means "mutually" "in each other's company" "you and I"
    – CocoPop
    Jul 12, 2015 at 22:30
  • I guess you could take have and together in two senses simultaneously: They have been spending their lives together (in one another's company) and they have (possess as joint owners, together) that combined life. Jul 13, 2015 at 10:20
  • I think "possess" is too literal. In this case, "have" has a meaning closer to "enjoy" a life in each other's company."
    – CocoPop
    Jul 13, 2015 at 11:34

We have each other is meaning:

We use each other and one another to show that each person in a group of two or more people does something to the others.

From: Cambridge Dictionary

In this context, it is used to show that both of them will support and help each other.

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