“Don’t you want what everyone else has?”
A man is not a financial plan. If you were raised looking for Prince Charming to swoop in and take care of you, then you are setting yourself up for a lot of financial frustration and failure.
You gave me a ring and that represented a promise. Everyone has a right to change their mind but I also have a right to be upset.
Forever isn’t a status you lock down on your eighth date when they answer fifty questions correctly or do thirty-three micro things right.
We all desire to have two things in this life: honest love and healing closure. We want answers that we don’t always get. We want people who love us for ourselves and who never leave.
On the eve of my engagement to another individual, I met someone else. Throughout my life, I was so used to making calculated, precise decisions backed with evidence, but this I could not explain. I walked off the beaten path for the first time in my life, and called off my engagement.
Truthfully, at the root of our cultural obsession with marriage, I smell fear and insecurity.
Now I sit here, engaged to my best friend, and I totally credit the travel bug for everything. It was my love of travel that taught me some of the most important life lessons. My love of travel showed me how genuine and amazing the world can truly be.
Marriage seems like a great idea. Maybe. One day. Down the line. Weddings are fun. You get that. But marriage definitely isn’t EVERYTHING.
Before you commit long-term, why not put your relationship to the test?