For many women, engagement–and, ultimately, marriage–is the goal of their relationship efforts. Getting engaged is an exciting proposition for many women who desperately want to find the man that they want to spend the rest of their lives with and to enter their white-picket-fence-happily-ever-after world as soon as possible. If you are on the brink of engagement, you might have some potentially troublesome issues on your mind.
Marriage and engagement are two different levels of commitment in a long-term relationship. Men and women marry for love, for financial security, for children and for companionship. Arranged marriages remain popular in many parts of the world, including the United States, as a way of providing a secure relationship to shepherd future generations. Love, in an arranged marriage, grows through companionship and shared lives.