I strongly disagree.bucky said:My more general advice to all men is to accept that all women are replaceable. All of them. God is not replaceable and your children, if you have them, are not replaceable, but all women are.
You have no "soul mate," so don't waste your life on that one particular "special" girl.
The idea behind marriage is that you unite and become one with the woman. She becomes a part of you.
It's got nothing to do with "true love" or "finding your soul mate" or any corny modern idea like that.
I really hate how Hollywood and modern culture has made the idea of "true love" (I hate that term so much) seem so corny and stupid that any sort of deep emotional connection between a man and woman seems kind of ridiculous and makes the man look weak.
If this were the case (all women are replaceable up until you have a child together), then it would be the historical norm for men and women to "date" and sleep around until the woman became pregnant, and only get married and commit to each other after she is pregnant.bucky said:It's a little different if the woman you love is also the mother of your children...
If the woman had a miscarriage, or you had a child together but the child didn't survive, the man would then have the right to ditch the woman and replace her with a younger model (all women are replaceable as long as you don't have children together, right?).
There is a reason why marriage vows are made before the woman becomes pregnant.
I find the notion that "all women are replaceable" to be extremely cynical and reminiscent of the player-friendly anti-marriage "AWALT" views that were so common on the old version of this forum.
This.Leonard D Neubache said:Marriage is not a matter of convenience where you get to wreck a life and then simply walk away for your next do-over.