Some women might do that and it’s okay if it was her choice.

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She expects him to change…and he expects her to stay the same.

In this story, she expects him to stop flirting with other women, start respecting women, while he expects her to stay slim and fit and beautiful even after the baby.

You’ve probably heard of couples who’ve been dating for years before marriage, and then it takes only one year of marriage to send them scrambling for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as a reason. Weren’t they aware of those irreconcilable differences before marriage?

So the irreconcilable differences just fail to get mentioned during those thousands hours reciting poetry, breaking out in dance and following the moon together as they chat on the phone. Boy meets girl, falls in love, starts a relationship…Somewhere along the road, the girl notices there’s a trait in the guy she doesn’t like, but she compromises, and compromises and compromises…according to the sunk cost fallacy, she goes ahead with the marriage because she has invested so much of her time, emotions and (in the case of a conservative society that frowns upon dating) maybe even her reputation.

Many serious dating relationships face a stage that I’ll call the “doldrums.” The definition of the doldrums is, “a state or period of inactivity and stagnation." You’ve been dating for maybe a year or more.

You like each other, but you’re not quite sure where you’re heading as a couple.

If this is the case, please check out this article, which addresses why that’s probably the wrong move. In fact, during that season I often had nightmares that I had married the “wrong guy” and was stuck for life!

It was a long time ago, but I can remember being in the doldrums with my husband before we got married. Juli Slattery is a TCW regular contributor and blogger.

Both of them fail to understand there are things in the boy’s behavior that are fundamental and would be difficult to change.

And when it comes to the getting rid of baby fat; blame biology for that, not the girl.4.

He showed me the importance of making political statements using your public platform.