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Select The Right Relationship by Alexandra Redcay (Full Transcript)

Alexandra Redcay

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I want everybody to close their eyes. I want you to imagine being in love. Maybe you have been in love, maybe you hope to be in love.

What was that like? Your heart starts racing, your stomach gets all weird. You call up your best friend and say, “Oh, my gosh, I think I just met the love of my life!” Right? In three weeks. We figured that out so quick. We make these very quick decisions. All of our emotion comes rushing so quickly.

But then, what happens down the road? We realize, “What were we thinking?” Right?

50% of marriages fail. Why? Two of my very good friends called me within a week of each other and told me that their marriage of over 10 years had failed. Now even though everyone else around them knew that they weren’t really making a good decision at the time. You know, my best friend – her mother and I knew over 10 years ago that the guy that she picked was kind of controlling; he was dismissive towards women, and he really wanted a woman that would stay home, cook, clean, and have their child. And my friend was not at all interested in that, she was singing jazz in New York City. She was very happy to have that life, but that’s not what he was interested in.

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