So I was reading an article titled How to Shop for the Right Spouse. I'm sorry, I didn't realize there was a store that sold such merchandise! Is that like right next to Pottery Barn in the mall?
Seriously its these kinda articles that put the pressure on us these days. You can't shop for the right spouse, you can't buy "The perfect mate". If it were truly THAT easy, we would all be in wedded bliss. Me of course, I would be going by Courtney Timberlake by now.
What happened to good 'ol fashioned courting? Where did the days of dating someone and getting to know them go? Now we're expected to know right off the bat if we want to devote the rest of our lives to some stranger we may meet at the grocery store or the gym.
And furthermore, when has it ever happened in the history of time that two people got together and were so perfect for another that nothing had to change? He didn't have to drop his disgusting habit of leaving his socks everywhere and she didn't have t learn to cut back on the nagging and let him be. We aren't all perfect. And to make a relationship actually work, there is always a little give and take from both sides. Its next to impossible to meet somebody and not find one single flaw in them.
Whats up with all this pressure we put on ourselves, especially when it comes to marriage?