You've been dating for a year or two or three and keep fending off the "so when are you two going to get married" question from well-meaning friends and family. You are sure you've found The One Sometimes, after so many years together, you assume he has to be. That's what I thought. I remember my ridiculous assumption that my old boyfriend, a man I was in love with, would one day marry me. He eventually broke up with me, and frankly, I'd like to thank him for it.
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I love your column and think you do a great job of answering questions and concerns with sympathy, empathy and insight. Flattery aside, I have a dilemma. That worries me. He feels really strongly about living with me and equates it to marriage. We knew a couple who broke up after living together. Right now we see each other times a week, and I mostly I stay at his place. I know this all sounds like justification, but he really has made improvements in the past year.
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Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails from the open bar they just paid way too much money for. But, of course, not being satisfied with just a few wise words, I had to take it a step further.
I just heard about a young woman who ended a 10 year relationship with her college sweetheart. She wanted to get married. I was shocked.