Dating friendship or relationship marriage
We rush in, kiss, make out, hook up, shack up, break up — only become a vicious cycle.
Then most of us are left lonely and wondering why all our relationships seem to implode after a few months.
”The young couple stares slack-jawed at my friend sitting across the room. We can’t change the date if you think we’re somehow not ready! We love one another and will fight for our marriage and do whatever it takes!
They adjust uneasily in their seats and look to one another trying to decipher what type of trick question this is. He leans back and adjusts his horn-rimmed glasses knowing all too well the protests that are about to occur and braces for them.“So let’s say then, after a few weeks, we come to the decision that there are communication issues and red flags that still very much need to be addressed and ask you to wait a while longer until you get married. So that you can grow together a little longer as a couple and have a vibrant and healthy relationship that isn’t plagued by disunity. ”The gears in the young woman’s mind begin to turn quickly. ”The young woman looks pleased with her answer hoping she has convinced my friend. And thus our marriages are plagued by massive communication issues, simply because our dating relationships continue to set us up for failure.
As people marry later in life, many are bringing long-term opposite-sex friendships into their marriage relationship.
But on a regular basis I should not be sharing intimate issues with a woman who is not my wife.”Here are Linaman's tips to help you manage opposite-sex friendships so they don't threaten your marriage relationship: Was this helpful to you?
Because in friendships we actually spent time building, growing, bonding, and loving the other person in spite of their messiness.
Sadly, we don’t take the time to do the same in dating.
If not kept in check, a totally innocent relationship could end up causing unnecessary harm to your marriage.“I think it is okay to have friendships with the opposite sex.
But I don’t share with other women what I haven’t shared with my wife,” says Will Honeycutt.The reason for this is everyone’s looking for the person that’s going to make them happier than anyone else in the world. 1) Clearly, happiness and feelings are crucial, but they aren’t the point.