Thank you for all of your clear and concise thoughts over the last few years.
I have definitely taken things to heart: look for boyfriend behavior; there is a natural timeline where commitment should come by month three, “I love you” around 6 months, living together at 18, engaged at 2-3 years; men do what they want, and so many other pearls.
I have been dating a wonderful man for about four months now.
They have taken out my garbage, carried my luggage, taken my car for an oil change, cooked me dinner, talked about my day at work and brought me breakfast in bed.
I have found that men who have been married are a bit more structured and familiar with the little things.
There are amiable, civilized divorces, and then there are bitter, vindictive divorces—along with everything in-between.
The bottom line: it does not really help you to make assumptions about a group of people based on articles.
With that said, there such things as healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics.