My best friend got engaged last night. Got engaged to her creepy, over possessive boyfriend. The one that she fights with at least once a week. Fights over things she too embarrassed to tell me about because they are “so stupid.” But, fights that still leave her in tears. The one that wouldn’t “let” her join the gym she wanted to. The one that told her if she chose to go to Los Angeles for 6 weeks for work instead of someplace closer to him, he was going to break up with her. The one that has been staying at her place rent free for the last year, because his basement apartment at his parent’s house got flooded and he didn’t clean it up. The one that the first night I met him and we all had dinner together told me how much I owed for my meal.
Oh I could go on, but that would just be mean.
She seems thrilled and I’m trying to be happy for her. I want her to have a long happy partnership, but, if you ask me, the secret to a good marriage is to marry the right person. I’m just not convinced he’s the one for her.