The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second.
I felt so many emotions reading this.
Stephen Crane, War Is Kind and Other Poems
So, wonderfully written.
To pressure someone into marriage.
To make them feel like a failure for not being ready to get married.
To make them feel bad about being young, as if anyone can do anything about their age. We are born; whether or not our existence was before or after others, we’ve had no authority over.
To make someone feel like a failure for being young and inexperienced.
To threaten them with breaking up if they don’t want to marry you, or if they aren’t ready to.
To reprimand them about religious beliefs concerning marriage.
To slut shame them if they have had premarital sex.
To paint them into a corner.
To any of these things is selfish and cruel.