Here's a bit of uplifting gossip if you're neither Ryan Gosling nor Eva Mendes. Apparently, these two are sort of at a stand still because Ryan believes in marriage before babies and Eva wants a baby, but doesn't believe in marriage. Ruh roh. Sounds like these two should break up already and move on to dating freckly brunettes who live in New York and enjoy walking dogs named George and eating at Westville East.
All I'm saying is that there's no time like the present to realize that you and your partner are on opposite ends of the marriage and baby spectrums, and it may or may not be time to end things and find someone with whom you're actually compatible.
My agenda to marry Ryan aside, babies and marriage are enormous concerns in a relationship. Probably the biggest concerns. Once you've dated someone for a long time, it's only natural to figure out where you both stand on the issue. Not necessarily as a couple, yet, but as individuals.
Both hate babies and think marriage goes against evolution? Great! Both like the idea of children one day and agree that marriage is what you want in your future? Fabulous! One loves kids, hates marriage, and one hates kids but wants to live in wedded bliss? Record scratch. That ain't going to work.
In the biz, we like to call marriage and babies deal-breakers. (And I suppose the "biz" I'm referring to is my internal thoughts.) If you're not on the same page with your partner about these subjects, you gotta cut your losses. Charlize Theron might have done that exact thing when she and her boyfriend of nine years, Stuart Townsend, broke up, then two years later, she adopted a son. This is assuming both of you really know what you want, and aren't going to change your minds. If not, that's a whole 'nother issue.
The sooner you figure out where each of you stands on the deal-breaker topics, the sooner you can enjoy long hugs on the beach with a brunette who likes dogs that wear socks.
What are the deal-breakers in your relationship?
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