By AMANI BADRAN, Staff Writer

I’m only 19 years old, so you can understand when I tell you that getting married is not exactly my priority right now. I do, of course, want to be married one day. Who’s to say when it will happen, but when it does, I don’t plan on leaving my entire life behind.

Listen, I completely understand that in order for a relationship to be successful,  there must be compromise. That is why I can understand couples who give and take on issues such as their jobs or where they live. One thing I can’t wrap my head around though, is those soon-to-be married weirdos who think that they have to get rid of any friends they had before their relationship, in order to move forward with their partner.

Unless I’m trying to grab a feel of your fiance every time you bring us around each other, there is no reason why you should stick a barrier between us. When you find yourself in an exclusive relationship, the next step is to bring that person into your life so they can be introduced to your friends and family. Apparently not everyone feels this way because the majority of young couples I know who are engaged to be married have managed to cut out everyone else in their lives.

It’s actually kind of funny though because I’ve noticed that the couples who have done this are those who rushed into marriage. I’m not a relationship counselor but do I sense some fear or better yet, insecurities? I mean honestly I think these couples know that they are rushing into something and they are so paranoid that everyone around them sees it so they cut everyone else off. I guess if my presence is going to make you paranoid,  then maybe you should cut me out of your life. Or maybe, they’re so insecure about their relationship and the chances it stands, so they eliminate any outside factors just to be safe. Or maybe, you don’t want your friends seeing that you aren’t as happy as you try to come off because you’re just so dependent on your partner that you don’t want any reason to leave them or slow down the process.

The only other thing I can think of is that you’re simply a bitch. Was that too mean? I’m sorry. Let me rephrase that. Maybe, you’re so lost in your thoughts which have you convinced that you’re a princess and everyone is jealous of you so you crawl up your fiance’s ass and hide there. Well I hope you enjoy being alone because if you ever decide to crawl out, that’s what you’ll be.