why be in a relationship with someone only if there’s a chance you’ll marry them?
99% of the time even if you do end up spending the rest of your lives together (or promising to) you’re going to hurt each other anyway.
closeness opens you up to pain. that isn’t to say you should never be in relationships for the sake of avoiding pain, it’s just something that comes with being caring and human. there isn’t anything wrong with learning that early.
the way i see it, it’s about the moment. you haven’t found the person you’re going to marry yet; you’re not even the person you’ll be when you’re at that point. but the person you’re in a relationship is who you care for now. it’s also a way of just expressing affection to others. and besides, it’s not like the whole world’s about marriage. >_<
I would’ve agreed with the OP. Then I met Dave, and even though I knew it could only end badly, there was no way in hell I wasn’t going to try.
Cinderella One of your parents is dead. You are expected to do a lot of chores. You love to dress up. You love animals. You are waiting patiently for your Prince Charming. Your mom is really strict. You have sisters who seem kind of jealous of you. You’re afraid to speak your mind sometimes. You have left your shoes at a friend’s house before. You have blonde hair. Total: 3
Belle You’ve kissed someone your friends didn’t like. You’ve been lost in the forest. You love to read. You are not shy at all, and not afraid to speak your mind. One of your family members is a bit weird. You have done volunteer work. You have a wild imagination. You love to take care of people in need. You’ve had guys like you only because they think you’re pretty. You’ve rejected at least one person when they’ve asked you out. Total: 8
Jasmine Your dad is very rich/important. You are very clever. You’ve been with someone way different from you. You’re unique and different from everyone else. You’d never marry someone just because they were rich. You have set a lot of goals for yourself. You don’t have a lot of friends. You’re independent. You are wealthy. Your parents try to control your life. Total: 6
Ariel Your parents expect a lot from you. You really try to follow the rules, but it’s hard for you. You’re a bit of a trouble maker. You’re the youngest in your family or in the last two. You have a lot of sisters (three or more). You collect something. You have/had long hair. You have/had a pet fish. You’re extremely curious. You believe everything people tell you/you’re a bit gullible. Total: 3
Snow White You know that you’re beautiful. Sometimes it seems like your mom is jealous of you. You’ve almost been killed. You have at least seven good friends. You’ve had food poisoning. You have/had short hair. You get along with almost everyone. All of your friends are different. You love to have a good time. You’re happier when you’re out of the house than in. Total: 4
Mulan You can be a tomboy sometimes. People wish you could be a bit more girly. You’ve pretended to be someone you’re not. You have/had considered running away from home. Your parents try to plan your life out. A lot of your friends are boys. You sometimes find yourself in bad situations. You love your family so much that you’d do anything to protect them. Total: 3
Aurora You live/have lived with someone other than your parents. You almost died at a very young age. You are gentle, loving and/or thoughtful. You have a decent singing voice. You like to sleep in late on the weekends. You spend most of your time outside, or try to do so. You’re adopted. You’re very romantic. Pink is one of your favorite colors. Total: 3
Pocahontas You love to walk around and explore big cities. You are more spiritual than religious. You’ve been in an interracial relationship. One of your family members is dead (mum, dad, sister, brother, grandma, grandpa). Your parents are very protective of you. Someone you know has been in war. You love nature. You have/had black hair. You would love to move somewhere exotic and beautiful. You’re very adventurous. Total: 4