Love and Relationships

Happily Ever After Is Just The Beginning!

Lesli Doares, LMFT

Happily Ever After is Just the Beginning – To Marry or Not to Marry, That is the Question

A common question many people have is, “Is this the one?” They want to know if the person they are with is the person they should marry. But this may be the wrong question; or should be the second question. The biggest question should be why you’re thinking about getting married at all. The focus on being part of a couple is ubiquitous. After all, there are all kinds of statistics that show marriage leads to better health and wealth. But all marriages are not created equal. Dr. Bella DePaulo, professor of social science and the author of Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After takes a closer look at these studies and the question of whether staying single is the better choice? Send your comments and suggestions to Lesli.