Recently, I saw this really great article about how relationships take work and marriage in particular is a work in progress.
A great point the author makes is this: "Very few of us carry accurate beliefs about what love and marriage are really about.
A few of mine include nighttime walks in the rain along the Seine, being kissed on a bridge with the Eiffel Tower behind us, riding around the city on the back of a scooter, and strolling hand in hand on the love lock bridge.
I really appreciate your activity on it, and if you haven't "liked" it yet, what are you waiting for?? I've written a post about it, and a point I have vehemently reiterated in this blog is that relationships take work (e.g., here and here).From the beginning it has been clear that there are obstacles to our being together and we kept it very casual and light, but in the past few months we have become much, much closer and he expressed his love for me, and now I have allowed myself to love him very dearly also.However, what just happened a couple hours ago brought our true situation very present to me.I am not a Muslim woman though I have much respect for the faith.For the past 9 months or so I have been dating a dear man from Libya who is here for school on a scholarship.