Monday, June 21, 2010

Love Doesn't Pay the Rent!

Sure we've all heard the saying, "Money can't buy happiness," but can it? One of my favorite Tyra episodes came on today about women who teach their kids at a young age to marry for love. Although this is wrong on many levels, I see their very valid point about marrying a man who is financially stable. This day in age it's just not realistic to marry solely for love and be in debt for the rest or your life. I hope to make a very good salary but I also expect my husband to be making the same or more. No, the man does not have to be the money maker, yet men still should contribute more to the family income. A man can look at a woman and automatically want to marry her based on her looks, but when a woman looks at a man's salary and instantly want to marry him, she's labeled a gold digger. There are just some constants other than love that help determine a successful marriage. However, teaching an 8 yr old girl to only talk to boys who buy them cookies is ridiculous and sad. True, money runs out, but love doesn't pay the rent.

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