According to the US Census Bureau's 2012 report on America's Families and Living Arrangements, less than half of marriage-aged Americans are married: 49.3%. The percentage goes up once we turn 30, but only to 53.6%. At 35, it goes up to 61.6%. Boyfriends make excuses like "Marriage is just a piece of paper," and "Living together is just as good as being married." Many women who value the commitment of marriage and/or the stability it affords for raising children have a hard time getting him to marry us in this environment. This book is written for the woman in this predicament. Her boyfriend has proposed not marriage, but living together. You don't have to interview 50 married women to find out how they managed to get that ring on their finger. The author has done that for you. All 50 were married after 1990, so this is modern information for our changing times. Read and find out how you can get him to marry you and not just live together!
Marriage is not every woman's goal. If you are settling for less than marriage when it is what you want, then you shouldn't. This book contains 50 stories of women that wanted to get married. The men in their life, not so much concerned about the M word. How do you get a man to marry you? Well, you can manipulate him into it but that isn't a healthy foundation. You won't find ladies getting pregnant to trap a husband between these pages. These women got what they wanted by telling their men hard truths, eliminating obstacles such as debt, and showing him the the life they could have.
How I Got Him to Marry Me is about the traditional, some would say Christian, institution of marriage. This won't appeal to everyone, but no book ever does. The relationships are all heterosexual. The author was conducting an experiment related to heterosexual couples. I don't think she was discriminating. I also don't think she was saying that a feminist that chooses not to marry is wrong. Wouldn't feminists tell a woman to know what she wants and go for it?
Forbidden Fruit Rating
A book in hand is better than two on the shelf.
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