Originally Posted by Barracuda
Too true, and too often.
It's also sometimes hard to know whether a person is right for you or not, cuz all relationships take work. It's a matter of knowing how much work is TOO much, and if it's worth it.
And yeah... insanely expensive weddings make no sense to me. Especially for couples who aren't rich, and just blow their money for a one-day thing.
As a rule of thumb I'd like to think that if you spend more time fighting than NOT fighting, you're probably not meant for each other. Pretty amazing though how many couples out there stay together in spite of constant conflict. Not my cup of tea.
Another big thing is realizing when someone's looking for a slave rather than a partner. You shouldn't be looking to run your partner's life down to the finest detail.... nor should you feel the need to control their every move.