Hi, CM Family!
I would like to start a discussion on where someone should be mentally, emotionally, and financially in their life (among other aspects) before they leave the single-life and start trying to enter into a relationship? I personally have my own opinion on this, but will refrain from posting that now because I am moreso interested in an open-forum discussion and learning other people's views and opinons on this topic.
I ask this question because a very wise priest once told me that a man and woman should each be at a certain level in their lives before they enter into a relationshp--or before they even start searching for someone to date. He said that this is practically common sense, especially if you believe that you should not date just to date.
Alot has been said about how men and women are often confused about their gender roles in today's society and indeed there are a lot of families with a role reversal going on in regard to the working aspect (e.g. the wife works FT and the husband stays home). However, what certain personal levels do you think an individual should be at--whether they are male or female--before trying to enter into a relationship AND does this vary whether you are a male or female? For instance, many women want a man to be the main financial provider for the family even if they do have a career of their own. However, then there are also women with careers that are so time-consuming that unless the man stayed home with the children (at least PT) then the kids would rarely see either parent. Is it irresponsible for a man to not be the sole-provider, unless of course the woman just specifies that she has dreams for a career which will really require the man to be less ambitious with his career goals?
Thanks for participating & God bless! (I give you virtual snacks because it makes it more interesting! lol)