The Grand Dilemma: Career, Love, and the Logic of Marriage

Initially, I wanted to write a blog on the potential reasons why more and more women stay single. After brainstorming, I realized that the topic I want to elude to with that title is entirely different: I want to write about my view on marriage. Although I am still single, my parents are known for their lasting friendship and love for each other. Here’s what I learned from them…

The Grand Dilemma: Career, Love, and the Logic of Marriage

Let’s play a scenario game that’s more common than we think.

Imagine this: You’ve just wrapped up a solid three-year stint at your first job out of college. Things are looking up, and then, boom – life throws you a curveball. You meet someone, and it feels special, really special. But as you wonder where this could go, your boss drops another bomb – a promotion. Sounds great, right? But here’s the catch – it’s a 60-hour work week, plus you’re on call. Ouch.

The Logical Choice? It’s Complicated

So, what’s your move? If you’re like many of us, the job wins. It’s a tangible, measurable choice. You can count the zeros on your bank, but can you measure love, let alone depend on the person to be your partner for life? It’s tricky, and that’s why so many of us default to the logical choice.

But here’s a brain teaser for you – what if choosing a life partner is just as logical as selecting a job, a career, or a business partner? You see. Since the Industrial Revolution, we’ve been wired to think and act logically. Education, careers, the whole shebang. But somewhere along the line, we might have overlooked something crucial – the real meaning behind marriage.

Rethinking Marriage: A Logical Alliance

Yes, you heard that right. Romance is all heart and butterflies, but marriage? That’s a logical, strategic partnership. Think about it – it’s about people pooling resources and building a long-lasting structure while having each other’s backs. It’s the ultimate alliance, just like a business partnership.

The Role of Romance in the Logical Equation

But then, why bring romance into this logical setup? Well, because life isn’t just about logic. There are moments when we’re vulnerable and need someone more than a friend to stand by us. In those quiet, unguarded moments, the actual value of a romantic partner shines through.

In the grand scheme of things, marriage is about safety, shared experiences, and meaningful time together. The romance and the passion? They’re the icing on the cake. You could chase the thrill of fleeting encounters, but it is the depth of a committed relationship that really anchors you.

Conclusion: Embracing Partnership in Life’s Journey

So, to the dating crowd facing the dilemma of singlehood or romantic relationship(s), remember this – choosing love and building a life with someone isn’t the opposite of logic. In fact, it might just be the most logical decision you have to make. It’s about finding that balance, where your heart and your head are in sync, navigating the adventure of life together.

Remember, in the hustle of making more money and personal breakthroughs, pay attention to the power of partnership, both in life and in love. Because at the end of the day, it’s about who’s there with you for the highs, the lows, and everything in between. 


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