Reason #4: Fear. For most women the idea of marriage and living happily ever after has been ingrained into their minds since they were lil girls. Watching the Disney movies and seeing the handsome prince and knight in shining armor saving the damsel in distress often leads a woman to believe that they need a man to be happy and fulfilled.
A woman often grows up dreaming about her wedding day and all the details that go with it. For many of these women they grow up with an idea that they should be married by a certain age and if she isn't there is something wrong with her. This mindset has changed a lot over the last decade but it still permeates the minds of many women. Many women talk about how their "clock is ticking" and how they don't want to spend the rest of their life alone. This fear often leads them into staying in bad and unhealthy relationships. Some women believe that being in a bad relationship is better than being in no relationship at all. Staying in any relationship, especially out of fear often leads a woman to feel trapped and is one of the major causes of depression in married women.
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Understanding ones self and one's intentions for creating a relationship and marriage will give a person a great understanding if they are entering the relationship for the right or wrong reasons. By understanding one's intentions it is easier to see if they are creating a relationship that is destined to be happy and fulfilling or they are creating a relationship that is destined for heartbreak and divorce.
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