I don’t think there’s a right and wrong way to do it when it comes to relationships. There has always seemed to be the right path to do things – meet someone, get to know them, either live together first or get married after at least a year probably two years then have a baby after being married for a bit. Now relationships have shifted – you have couples together for like ten years who aren’t married or people who get married after a month of knowing each other. Who’s to say which one will end up lasting the distance or not.
Khloe Kardashian married Lemar after just one month of dating. They are still together three years later but I suspect everyone around me would think I was crazy if I did something similar. I believe though that making a marriage work long term is down to hard work and a bit of luck whether you’ve known each other five minutes or five years. I don’t think there’s a right way to do it anymore to ensure you stand the test of time.
Women no longer have to marry young to have financial stability nor do they have to stay with a man because they rely on him for everything. We have our own careers and money now so marriage is less forced, it’s more of a choice now. So we can do things in our own time and own way.
I hope regardless of how long I’ve known someone I’ll know if the relationship is right or not and have the courage to give my whole heart to it and try to make it work. Maybe there are no happily ever afters anymore but I don’t think we should give up searching for them.
What do you think it the best length of time to wait until you get married? What really makes a marriage last the distance?