The married man I was involved with, divorced his wife and married me, and I don't think it was the one out of ten instance.
Had discussions with his wife, and they had different plans for what they wanted from a marriage, which amazingly were not discussed prior to them marrying.
I think marriage is now viewed as a temporary thing even though partners want to commit. Sadly we also divorced, and he has been involved with a married woman for at least 5 years, while waiting for her to divorce. So I really don't know where you got your statistics from.
Marriage is a human contrivance. It has benefits in reducing STDs, and ensuring a protector role is filled for the vulnerable woman or her children. But beyond that, is the issue as to whether the couple is committed to each other enough to keep outsiders out. The relationship troubleone is in, is immoral only to some. To others, it is the future, representing intermittant committed relationships. Let's coin a term: Serial Monogamy or Serial Marriages. Not slamming the institution of marriage, just saying what the trends represent.
People have their own lives. Instead of growing together as a couple, they frequently grow apart pursuing their own personal interests.View Thread
Men navigate the world different than women. Perhaps your boyfriend is accusing you of not being a man.
Remember, the standard joke is that women go to the bathroom with other women, and men go alone. I would suspect that a man fighting a parking ticket would not take a support person or feel one is required. Women on the other hand always take a friend, and in this case your mother is acting as your friend.
The bigger concern here, is that your boyfriend if a similar age as you, has yet to recognize that women do things different than men. This might be a red flag for an overly controlling person, a predecessor of abuse on an emotional level. Start paying attention for other areas you may be belittled in by his comments.View Thread