We march and protest over who can and can’t marry, and Dunham and Antonoff said that they were postponing marriage until gay couples could also.Except we’re more than three years out from , and gay marriage is legal in every state.Keeping up a relationship for years, hoping that things will change while time passes, is ultimately not best for either partner.Lena’s loss is the loss of all who have ever loved someone who was less into them than they were invested in the relationship.So if you’re thinking about cohabitation, it should be a signal that marriage is the likely next step.Before investing significant time and emotional energy in a relationship, people need to be honest with each other, and with themselves.This is the age that the little girl dreams of happily ever after, of that imagined fairytale wedding with the beautiful dress and sparkly crown.
If you want babies and a family, consider carefully whether waiting for years and years before starting to try is really in your best interests.
Now, the ending of any relationship is painful and disruptive for the people involved, but this serves more as a cautionary lesson for men and women who get into relationships with people who just won’t or can’t commit.
Life is too short for people who want to get married and have a family to spend years spinning their wheels on a relationship without shared goals and no real future.
Women who want marriage and a family need to stop playing house with men who don’t want that.
They need to quit playing wife to men they’re not married to and feeling confused why this doesn’t lead to what they really want—an actual marriage.
During a woman’s late teens, twenties, and early thirties, her fertility is reasonably stable, and her chances of gestating a healthy baby are high, and chances of repeated miscarriages are low.