Dating time before engagement
The stress of arranging a marriage can be enough to cause the end of some relationships plus there is the extra responsibility of being in a legally binding relationship.
However much people disagree about it, when dating or just engaged, there is the feeling that they can easily walk away from the relationship but the change in the laws over the years means that it is not as easy as they think.
The question above could be put into a category along with questions such as “how long is a piece of string?
” The answer will be different depending on who you ask and the circumstances leading up to the beginning of the relationship.
It is more than likely within the first 6 months you will meet all their friends and family and be doing all you can to make them like you.
After that the real person will start to come through and it is time to be honest.
If you are not able to speak honestly to them by then it may be that the relationship is not all it should be.
If they hoped for reconciliation they will have to accept that this will not happen now and they might decide to make things as difficult as possible.Attitudes to marriage have changed and it is no longer seen as the only way to have a committed relationship.