I noticed today that a colleague of mine was wearing a new engagement ring and wedding band. After she affirmed that she had married her longtime boyfriend and I congratulated her, here’s what she had to say: “Basically, he’s been traveling back and forth every three months and this way I can be his sponsor for a green card. His parents were coming into town and three days before they arrived, we thought, ‘if we’re going to do it, we might as well do it now.’ It’s basically a last-ditch effort. It was either get married or break up and I figured I already have five years invested in the relationship. Besides, I’ve been divorced so it wouldn’t be such a big deal if this doesn’t work out. I’m probably taking these rings off as soon as his parents leave this afternoon. So it wasn’t really a ‘til death do us part’ thing. But thanks for your congratulations.”
And isn’t that exactly the kind of marriage every little girl dreams of?!?
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