When I was growing up, The DREADED Conversation for fathers and sons or mothers and daughters was a three-letter dirty word:
S E X, otherwise known in polite company as the “birds and the bees.”
Today, many parents have thrown up their hands on THAT issue, but couples should have a critical conversation before marrying. It is a talk that might prevent a divorce. It is THE conversation regarding a harsh, gnarly six-letter word: C A R E E R.
Society’s expectations for men and women are different. I think that is total BS, but it does exist, and career-minded young women and men, especially women, who do not thrash out these issues before marriage might find themselves in bitter, gut-wrenching divorce because of an incredible dream job offer years down the road.
Please talk this over before you say I do. Typically, it will not work itself out later.
Trust me on this one; been there, done that, got the t-shirt.