…d to stay in unfulfilling relationships because they think they should. Just to throw it out there, I stayed with a very nice woman, an artist, a political progressive, a great mother, deeply spiritual, and one whom I respected but did not love. Twenty-three years. Then I met a woman who made me laugh and curled my toes. Even so, I stayed, unt…
I may be confused because I think what you’re talking about here is different than the original author’s. And my response to her was meant to address how women feel the need to choose between a good guy who is boring and out of touch with his feelings or a “bad boy.” She states “… society conditions women to settle when they find a man that treats them with respect, because, regardless of other flaws, the next man they date might not.”
Even so, both genders marry and stay “for all the wrong reasons.” I think that is a whole other discussion and an interesting one to explore.
But please correct me if I just don’t understand.