14 Reasons For & Against Marriage


14 Reasons For & Against Marriage
Whether you want exclusivity or not, make sure you let your partner know the truth!

If you prefer to maintain your independence, then your partner has a right to know. If you are a person looking for an exclusive life partner, your partner has a right to know that too. When you are honest with the person you are dating, it provides you both an opportunity to make the best decision for his situation.

If your partner wants a lifelong partnership and you clearly don't, he/she can move on to find someone who is interested in the same thing or he/she can make a decision to stay with you in the hope you might change your mind.


Conversely, if your partner wants a commitment, then you have the right to know so you can make an informed decision about whether or not you want to stay in a relationship where your partner is attempting to get you to a place you don't want to go or if you want to move on to possibly greener pastures.

Transparency in relationships is a piece that is often missing. We fear if we are transparent, then our significant other won't want to be with us anymore. However, if you have to pretend to be something you aren't to maintain your current relationship, perhaps that relationship isn't the right one for you. A healthy relationship is one in which you know how your partner is, what they want and are accepting of both.

To stay connected to Kim and to receive her free newsletter please visit The Relationship Center.

This article was originally published at InsideOut Empowerment. Reprinted with permission.
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Kim Olver


Kim Olver, LCPC, has been featured in Whole Living, Women's World, Fitness Magazine and Counseling Today and is the best-selling, award winning author of Secrets of Happy Couples: Loving Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Life.

Connect with Kim by signing up for her FREE InsideOut Relationship Advice Newsletter and receive a FREE recording about our Life Changing Process, InsideOut Empowerment and have access to FREE relationship assessments.

Check out new products that might be for you in my Webstore

Location: Country Club Hills (Chicago), IL
Credentials: LCPC, MS, NCC
Specialties: Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Empowering Women
Other Articles/News by Kim Olver:

How To Be Happy: It's An InsideOut Job


The reason most people feel unhappy is that they are in search of this illusive happiness that is somehow found outside of them in things they acquire, people they want and experiences they have. While these things can bring temporary pleasure, if you are seeking true happiness, it’s an InsideOut job. See the seven steps on how to be happy and ... Read more

The Cheerios Commercial: Is Interracial Marriage Still Taboo?


As a person who has been in an interracial relationship, I was so encouraged to see the newest Cheerios commercial star a Caucasian mother, an African American father and their adorable biracial little girl. When the media begins to depict different types of families, the public may be exposed to difference in a way they wouldn't otherwise and exposure can ... Read more

Why You Should Never 'Reward' Your Boyfriend With Sex


According to The Daily Mail, new research says that two-thirds of British women admit using sex to reward their partner for good behavior, with helping around the home being the most common reason they reward their partners in the bedroom. For generations and generations, men and women have been attempting to control each others' behavior. We ... Read more

See More

Latest Expert Videos
Must-see Videos
Most Popular