Yet, these women still latch on, hoping they’ll one day change their man for the better.
Which begs the question: Settling for a deadbeat loser is like settling for a job you hate.
So I’m throwing this one out there to our informed and brilliant readership. If you enjoy my little daily blog of life on the dock, feel free to subscribe.
I get all that but I just don’t know that I have what it takes to sit back and watch some douchebag take advantage of one of my girls.
If sex is involved, it’s even less likely that forcing the issue will help resolve it. But if it all does fall apart, your love and reasonableness through the whole thing will make it far easier for your child to come to you for comfort and to learn from the mistake.
There’s a fine balance between loving your man and smothering your man.
“We have always emphasized how important it is that he marry someone of our faith. At times, it can seem like the biggest mistake your child could make.
Yet he’s serious about a girl from another country and culture. At times, it can threaten the very fabric of family life and the larger family culture.
Being older and wiser, it’s up to us to show our kids (and their partners) how to be gracious and open-hearted once the choice is made. Romantic love is more powerful than loyalty to parents, at least in the first flush of new romance. Express your wish for your child’s future happiness and the reasons you think she or he is making a mistake. The fact that she loves the child you love puts you on the same side. The kids’ welfare is something you all have in common. Loving the little ones can lead to love, or at least respect and some like, among the adults. Sometimes it just takes time for everyone to warm up to each other.