I noticed sometimes how uneven love can be
approached and viewed. How sad it is to see when someone falls for
someone who doesn't feel the same. It can be devastating and
demoralizing. But there is no need to feel badly, if you put things into
perspective from the onset. For starters one can not take non-returned
affections like a personal failure leaving one feeling unworthy of love
or even attracting good people.
There are many reasons two people
don't equally love each other...and many of them have very little to do
with being worthy of love.
What does non-traditional roles mean? As a couple it is whatever you and your mate desire those roles to be. We no longer live in a society that expects people to adhere to "typical" or "traditional" roles.
Our changing economy, our expanding awareness of various cultures and lifestyles have allowed people to select from a variety of life choices. Men have learned to become comfortable as a house husband, single parent and earning less. Women have learned to think about career choices, waiting to have kids until financially comfortable and even enjoy being single without worrying about being called a spinster.
Throughout the years Ive learned that relationships mean different things to different people. The old stereotype of marital codes have faded and made room for new rules and roles. The economy, individual roles and social status have evolved for men and women so much so that their needs for marriage have also been forced to evolve with the changing times. Relationship roles have specifically changed for women more so then men.
For starters women are not socially obligated to marry since they no longer need to rely on a man for economical survival nor are women expected to become mothers just because they have ovaries.