There are a number of people here who have done the marriage thing and it did not turn out the way it is advertised. Been there, done that and the T-shirt is now in the charity shop. It took me a couple of years but I eventually found someone else and, like my good friend Sherry Caris, I now feel that I am finally in the relationship I always wanted.
Will you find Mr Right? Does such a person actually exist?
I never found Miss Right. Or even the ex-Mrs Right. But I have found someone who I would happily spend the rest of my life with.
As I see it you have two sets of rules to live by, yours and someone else's. The thing about someone else’s rules is that they are not yours.