Long-Term Relationship Means Marriage - PERIOD!
Neither agreeing or hearing "I love you" are enough for a long-term relationship.
Neither agreeing nor hearing “I love you” is enough for a quality, sustainable long-term relationship. Why would anyone want to be in a long-term relationship for more than a year having not discussed marriage? We are not here for test-driving. When I hear of grown men giving grown women ‘commitment’ rings and not an engagement ring, that is proof that he is ‘test-driving’ her. A 'commitment ring'? What is this, middle school? A man and a woman know if they want to spend the rest of their lives together in a few months.
Social pressure attempts to brainwash us into believing that words mean more than action.
How many times has someone told you that he or she loved you, but treated you like crap? It was obvious their actions said, “I hate you . . . I disrespect you . . . I do not love you!” Yet, as long as you are in a relationship, it is all good.
Do not settle for a long-term relationship that is not marriage-driven.
My final assessment is that a long-term relationship means a lifetime of commitment shown through the vows of marriage. That is far better and loving than dating and giving away your marital benefits.
How do you prefer to receive love?
What's more important in a relationship, saying "I love you" or showing "I love you" through actions?
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