We’ve always been conditioned that “growing up” constituted finding a partner and getting married.  We buy into the whole fairy tale or myth of social conditioning that we might sometimes let the pertinent details fall the on the wayside–we get swept up with the whole merry-go-round we forget to consider whether we are doing everything for the right reasons.

Why are we doing the things we are doing? When we decide to commit, is it to prove something to ourselves or to other people? Is it because we need to find solace or escape from something? Is it because we think that it is the solution to all our problems? Or, is it because we truly think that it is the right thing to do, from the bottom of our hearts.

As much as marriage is enveloped in romance and roses, before we take the first crucial step towards “permanent commitment” as we know it, we must get right to heart of the matter–even if it means being pragmatic because “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”

(c) Niconica 2011*

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