The simple truth is that not every relationship you enter would lead to marriage; some relationships would fizzle out on the surface, some would last a while and then up, some might even last a pretty long time and still won’t lead to marriage.
Sometimes, you might want to get married to your partner, but your partner wouldn’t want to get married to you — and that’s another harsh reality.
So, how do you know your relationship wouldn’t lead to marriage? What kind of relationships don’t lead to marriage?
Below are 7 kinds of relationships that might never lead to marriage.
1. RELATIONSHIPS WITHOUT LONG-TERM GOALS
A relationship that’s built for the short-term would probably only last the short-term. In relationships that might lead to marriage, both partners (not one) have each other’s future in mind and care about the long-term future of the relationship. When you and your partner never discuss your long-term goals with each other and think about the relationship’s future then marriage might just be a dream that would never happen.
2. THE SEX ONLY RELATIONSHIP
There are so many relationships that can be referred to as the ‘sex only’ kind of relationship. In such a relationship, sex is the long-term and short-term goal of the relationship. A relationship that’s built solely around sex might never lead to marriage
3. LIVING TOGETHER WITHOUT FUTURE GOALS
The fact that you are living together with your man is no guarantee that such cohabitation would lead to marriage. If there is no marriage in sight, or talks about it, or at least talks about the future or each other’s long-term goals then you might cohabit for a long time, and it would only end there.
4. THE PASS TIME RELATIONSHIP
In this kind of relationship, it’s mostly about the sex, the fun and the pleasure. Couples like this have fun in abundance; but deep down, they both have the feeling that it wouldn’t lead to marriage. Such a relationship lacks the commitment and seriousness to walk down the aisle.
5. EXPERIMENTAL RELATIONSHIP
I term relationships that keep going back and forth as experimental relationships. Any relationship without stability might never lead to marriage; if all you and your partner do is break up today and make-up the next day then it shows a sign of incompatibility or that you haven’t found solutions to your relationship problems. If such a relationship leads to marriage, it wouldn’t fare any better.
6. VALIDATION RELATIONSHIP
This is the kind of relationship where one of the partners seeks other people’s responses and validation before approving to anything. Such a relationship has the feeling of insecurity around it and might never lead to marriage.
7. DESPERATION OR SURVIVAL RELATIONSHIP
This is the kind of relationship in which one partner is highly desperate for marriage. Such a relationship might never lead to marriage because desperation isn’t a good quality. Being desperate would throw you in bad light, show your many flaws and could even make your partner feel edgy about getting married to you. A lot of desperate ladies end up not marrying their man.
These seven kinds of relationships have some question marks around them and have a high tendency of not leading to marriage.