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Whether it’s your relationship, or a friends’ relationship that seems to be unhealthy, it’s important to know why the union has serious issues. Take a look at these 7 common reasons women tend to allow themselves to stay attached to a relationship, especially when it could be a lost cause to begin with.
I think the most liberating thing a woman can do for herself is live on her own. There is nothing more rewarding than to pay your own bills and come home to a place made just for you. Any wise woman will tell you “every woman should live on her own for at least a year before co-habitating with a man.” It’s believed that not only will you discover that you can truly take care of yourself without the help of a man or anyone else, you will most importantly learn about yourself.
Having the chance to live solo and gain true independence comes with tons of perks. For starters, you will embark on an amazing journey of self discovery. Being head of your household will require you to ‘woman up’ and handle business as necessary. You will be amazed to learn how much strength you really have. You will also have free reigns to design and decorate your abode to your personal likings. If you want to paint your walls purple you can do so without anyone’s opinion. There is also the luxury of being lazy without judgment. If you don’t feel like washing those dishes or making that bed some mornings no one will ever know. Yet on the flip side when you do clean and put everything in order it will still be that way when you get home. Ah what a wonderful feeling!
However, with all the goodness of a woman living on her own there may be a bit of a downside to it.
According to recent study conducted by YourTango and ForbesWoman 75 percent of women would not marry a man who was unemployed. And 65 percent of these women wouldn’t marry if she was unemployed.
With the unemployment as high as it is (9.1 percent), Andrea Miller, founder and CEO of YourTango says “joblessness is an increasingly pervasive issue— especially from women as they consider the fiscal and emotional stability of their romantic future.”
Meghan Casserly, a reporter from ForbesWoman says “A job can make or break the longevity of a relationship and the results of the survey demonstrate just what an important role careers play in romance.”
Do you believe that?
To read more about what women think about the bridge between career and work head over to YourTango.com.
Like Father, Like Son
What is a father?
Any man can make a baby
But it takes a real man to father a child
To nurture, protect and teach that child the way
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This video is kind of hard to watch. A young man does a bended-knee proposal to his girlfriend in front of hundreds of people. Ring in hand, he says all the sugary sweet stuff you expect to hear, but his girlfriend is giving him every indication that she is not going to say “Yes.” Homegirl is literally shaking her head “No” the entire time and even says to him “Please, stand up. You can’t fix it like this.”
Check out the video below…
My mother asked me the other day when did I plan to get married. With a somewhat cynical snicker, I informed her that it’s not that easy to simply ‘plan’ when I would be getting married. Somewhat jokingly she added, ‘well, are you even going to get married?’ She laughed. I didn’t. Because suddenly reality set in. What if I never got married? Would my life really be that unfulfilling if I never pronounced those two words that suddenly made someone my lifelong partner?
When you’re single it’s easy to be a loyal friend; it’s easy to be there when you’re needed, to be a pillar of support and readily available. As single ladies, our girlfriends are the rocks that get us through disappointing work experiences and bad relationships. They are the women with whom we laugh, scream and cry.
Then comes the man of your dreams with the courage to get down on one knee. You get married and, suddenly, he becomes your first priority.
Congratulations. You have a vagina. You can find SOMEone with whom to hop in bed.
But you want a man. The summer months are here and you want pondside picnics and weekend patio lunches with a real boo. It’s been a minute since your mama met any man of yours and your ovaries are screaming out to you that you ain’t gettin’ any younger. You might be getting a bit desperate and frustrated, but don’t allow that to cause you to make bad decisions. Here are just a few things you can do to score your dream man without going above and beyond the call of duty (Note: this list is far from comprehensive)
Are you single and you don’t want to be single? There are reasons for that. Mmmhmmm. Sometimes it is your fault. Let’s just put that out there right now. You can’t fix something if you don’t acknowledge that it’s broken, right? Right. So, let’s delve into these possible reasons why you’re single. Don’t be mad if a little mirror pops up on one of these reasons.
Let’s get it!
The female wedding ring has been the topic of many conversations in my world as of late. Considering as how I’m involved in a serious relationship at the end of my 20s, the repetition of this topic shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Because I have organs indicating that I am indeed male, it should also come as no big surprise that my lady and I tend not to see eye to eye on the issue of the ring’s necessity. Among the myriad discussions we’ve had on the issue was the affirmation that some women (not her) would actually consider turning a man’s proposal down if he got the wrong ring…as if settling down with one person, creating a family and walking with each other until one stops breathing should be predicated upon a stone that my cat could swallow.