Excellent advice and I’m going to share it. I thought I had but you have my wheels turning now. I have taught my sons not to settle, don’t make babies with a woman who is not your wife (with child support issues and dating challenge used for examples), and how complicated and selfish some women are. I taught them most women are to look for a “good man” out of the shoot, and that parents pretty much equate men to walking paychecks, providers, and fairy-tale princes lol.
He got the message loud and clear though most women hate the way I describe dating and life as a man to my sons. Happiness is a two way street, and too many parents teach their daughters how to get the guy who will make them. They forget to teach them the ways to possibly make a husband or partner happy. I blame capitalism because it teaches us to fight against people to get what we want, and we equate money and stuff with happiness.
He’s not sold on marriage yet, and definitely wants to have fun exploring life and people having grown up in Mayberry. I appreciate the timely advice. It seems he’s going into another phase. I’m happy he feels he talk to me. To me, that is a success.