So today I am watching the Tyra show and the question was about marrying for money. Several women are saying its better to marry for money because love fades and teaching this to their daughters. One even went so far to say love does not last more than two years. I hadn't realized after 14 years that the feeling I get every time my husband walks into a room isn't love! I really didn't know the crazy feeling when we were separated for 3 months for financial reasons wasn't missing my husband! I must be mistaking that loving feeling for something else because for the 17 years we've been a couple I can honestly say I love him more today than I did in the beginning.
I think its horrible for any mother to teach her daughter to marry only for money. I remember when I was about 7 years old my mother asked me what kind of man I would marry. I told her "Momma I'm going to marry a rich man so I can take care of you when your old. I'll buy you a house and a car and you'll never have to be poor again."
I think its natural for children to want to take care of their parents. But my mothers response was, "Honey money doesn't buy happiness." She was so right. And I'm glad I married for love.
My daughters comment on people who marry for money was, "Thats just not right. You should marry a person for who they are, not how much money they make." Good girl Sierra! I'm so proud of my daughter. She knows she can go out in the world and make her own way. And if and when she marries, she will be happy with love in her heart.
The Beatles said it best. Money can't buy me love!