You’ve made the announcement, you’ve taken the photos, you’ve sent the invites, you’ve booked and reserved and planned—and then you realize that you just can’t do it.
You’re making a commitment publicly about your plans to spend your lives together. So, no matter how long you’ve been together or how ingrained your lives are with each other, an engagement is a definite shift.
It might feel like marriage shouldn’t be a huge change, but often something shifts.
We already overuse heightened language like ‘soulmate’ and ‘the one’, so next to that, calling your partner your ‘best friend’ can seem downright tame.
Modern relationships often have an undercurrent of Prince Charming and the damsel in distress running through them. And now, some experts are starting to wonder if our high standards are actually damaging our relationships—and our marriages.
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With divorce rates hovering at an uncomfortably high number, it’s no wonder that millennials are putting off getting married—or avoiding it altogether.
Some people may have trouble dropping the L-bomb for the first time, but telling someone that you don't love them is, in my humble opinion, way more difficult than telling someone you do.
If you're close to your family or just have a lot of respect for them, it can feel like a must that they like your partner.
Giving someone a second chance isn't usually an easy decision. Even if that person has really hurt us, we're often so eager to make it work, that we overlook huge, glaring relationship incompatibilities