Musings in the Dark: Ready or Not?

11/12/2011

Ready or Not?

I recently ran across the following blog while surfing the ‘net.  Since I’m always talking about relationships and why I don’t want to get married, I thought it relevant to that ongoing conversation.  The post in question lists ten instances that depict that a woman is not ready to get married if...

The instances, in my opinion, are common sense.  Most of them center on selfishness and the failure to realize that a marriage is supposed to extend beyond the wedding. “Dirty” Harry Callahan, played by the marvelous Clint Eastwood, said: “A man’s got to know his limitations.”  It can be said that a woman’s got to know the same, especially when it comes to realizing if she’s ready (or not) to be a wife.

4 comments:

  1. That's a hilarious post too!

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  2. Isn't it? And they are keeping that shit real as hell. It's funny, but scarily true. We both know women who fall under at least half of those descriptions.

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  3. Why don't you want to be a wife? Or are you not keen on the "paper"..if that's even politically correct.. When I was younger I did not want to be a mother but as I get older that is all I think about now.

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  4. @Javania,

    I don't want to get married for two reasons: 1. I don't want to be tied down, and 2. I'm selfish. I was a caregiver for 20 years and my life was devoted to the care of my parents. I didn't really go anywhere or do anything outside of caring for them. It was a full-time job. When I was finally free of that responsibility, I knew that I never wanted to be limited like that again. I enjoy my freedom and I love my life. I do what I want when I want and I don't have to clear my actions with anybody.

    There are times when it would be good to have a companion, but I'm so picky and persnickety that I know it's not likely to happen anytime soon. At any rate, I've become unreliable. And I don't want to share my space or my life with anyone, after having shared it with others for so many years. I think I'd lose my mind if I had to deal with another person so close. And I'm not trying to take care of another person again, so motherhood is out of the question.

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