10 simple rules for dating my son
In this context, when a man expresses his love to a woman verbally, he feels as though he is committing to or promising that he will live up to some set of expectations of what a “man in love” should be.
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I’m not saying it means I have to marry her, but it means that she has a special place in my heart and I will always do my best to be there for her regardless of how the relationship turns out (within reason).
It means I am promising to be there and to be good to her – and if I break that promise, I will suffer as well.
As a guy who likes to feel in control of his own life, emotions, and destiny, this can be a problem.
In terms of being a promise or commitment, you’ve probably heard the quote that “a man is only as good as his word.” There’s truth to that.
This is her church because my son is, like me, not religious and doesn’t attend.
It can feel like a risk since guys generally do not deal well with rejection, especially rejection in a moment of vulnerability.
And I can personally admit that love can make me feel vulnerable and can bring up fears and emotions in me that are more than I’m ready to handle at a given moment.
When I heard about the tithing, it occurred to me that I, a Jewish deist, am funding her preacher in (expensive) sunny southern California.
Here’s some background: My wife and I are both 68 years old, we both grew up poor, are married 46 years and are still in love (that is, there is no chance of divorce).
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Most men look at what they say as a sort of promise or commitment, even if it’s an emotionally based discussion.