It was while waiting for the first plane at the shack that passes for an airport in Little Cayman that I caught a glimpse of the AP wire story on the front page of the Caymanian Compass.I was playing with a puppy in the airport office when I saw the headline; the Caymanian reading the paper quickly offered it to me, as I clearly had more interest in it than he.Although I will admit to an odd weave of loathing and envy when I watch the blabbocracy breathlessly weighing in—Hey, I think, they don't even know this chick. A warm patch of water in an otherwise chilly ocean.
I think for a second, and then I write equal amounts (70) next to both hotness and kindness, then 40 next to income and 20 next to fidelity.“Oh wow,” he says.“What? Usually women allocate more to fidelity and less to physical attractiveness.
Maybe you think fidelity is something people can cultivate over time?
Relationship psychologist Susan Quillam says there are emotional reasons why co-habiting couples are more likely to split up — chiefly that there are fewer expectations of them.‘I think that co-habiting is harder than marriage because there are no set rules,’ she says.
‘Co-habitees are not taken as seriously as married couples, so maybe the relationship doesn’t feel as serious.’Yet behind that ease of separation, the damage wrought by a ‘common-law divorce’ like mine is every bit as painful.
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Every time we were about to get married, I’d get pregnant again, resulting in four beautiful children — but no ring on my finger. I wanted to reach out to him, as he got into his car, and tell him everything would be OK — but I couldn’t. How can we be taking apart something we spent so many years putting together?
The reasons are many, from his feelings of being unloved to mine of being under-supported. But it’s not just the practical ease of walking away from a ‘common-law’ marriage.
That statistic mirrors the findings of The Millennium Cohort Study (of more than 15,000 children born in 20), which showed that by the age of three, the children of co-habiting parents were three times more likely to have suffered a family break-up than the offspring of married parents.
My family is, of course, far more important than a set of statistics, and I am doing everything I can to ensure they feel as secure as possible.
The more I allocate to each attribute, the more highly I supposedly value that quality in a mate.