Obviously, not in the literal sense – I mean, all it really requires is that you never leave your significant other’s apartment (although, you should definitely be upfront about the fact that you’re homeless, RAY). But, in general, it seems people tend to spend time planning a life together because, you know, IT’S A BIG DEAL. I suppose the more accurate thing to say is, then, that the psychological and emotional process of preparing to move in with someone is incredibly difficult – at least for me.
There’s no way Beyoncé could have known the impact she had when Destiny’s Child released Independent Women, but it’s very difficult for me to imagine relying on anyone else, for anything – let alone sharing my life with them. I haven’t had room-mates for the last two years and even when I had room-mates who I liked very much, I was really glad when those arrangements came to an end.
Well, maybe not MY married life quite yet, but…
We tend to focus primarily on (non-)dating and courtship on this site because, let’s face it, neither Becky nor I are making plans to walk down the aisle anytime soon (although Becky’s pretty impulsive, so please don’t put any money on that statement!). But every once in a while, amidst the Group-Non-Dates and bar bumps and lustful Mad Men marathons, we can’t help but wonder where all this build-up will lead us. As I’ve said before, I’m stubbornly hopeful and optimistic that we are an unstoppable generation of women who are wading through all the ambiguity and lawlessness and will emerge at the other end with strong, fulfilling, successful relationships. But what will they look like? And what does that even mean?
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