Don’t get married for the wrong reasons and don’t settle for cohabitation when you want more. If you make the right decision here – and it’s a big decision – you’ll spare yourself untold amounts of conflict and regret in life.
There’s no doubt that our society still sends women the message that they aren’t truly successful unless they get married. And I honestly cannot think of a more dangerous lie to tell or to believe.
While there are many truly wonderful men out there, there are also dark places where “monster men” lurk, lying in wait for an unsuspecting lovely like you to wander by.
During a recent radio interview, I said off-the-cuff that men should date a woman like it’s 1940. No texting, no swearing, no “meet-ya-there,” no going Dutch, no hats on backward.
Over the past decade or so, I’ve found there are a few common pitfalls that women who want to get married inadvertently fall into which, decreases their chances of getting married while they’re still young enough to walk down the aisle without stopping for breath. One of these pitfalls is living together before marriage.