Gone are the days when women married the first men they could find just for lifelong security and baby-making. All of that is bound to have an effect on societal indicators of commitment, but that doesn’t make us less happily-ever-after, just more skeptical of an erroneous concept.
When we finally got engaged, it felt like the end of a long-fought battle that I had won. And as an overachiever, I liked very much to win.
If you read one of these five (admittedly not your typical self-help books, but instructional and relationship-oriented nonetheless), you won’t hate yourself in the morning.
Just acknowledge it with a kiss.
Friends Without Benefits: 6 Things You Should Know About Having a Substitute Girlfriend or Boyfriend
This, my friend, could drag on for years, especially if neither of you meets someone else — someone you can call your actual boyfriend or girlfriend.
You’ve forgotten to Facebook stalk — ahem, caringly check up on the life circumstances of — the college girlfriend you never got over.