Most women don't really know what's the limitation of being a girlfriend.
August 21, 2009 8:06am CST
I don't know about you guys but I'm confused by how many women no longer seem to respect themselves. Where does the obligation of a girlfriend end and the wife/partner begin? I've been often told by parents (particularly moms and grandmothers) of how they've felt that girls of today have degraded themselves too much. One particular incident was when one of my colleague told us of how shocked her parents were when the girlfriend of their son (who was still staying with the parents) started calling them 'mom' and 'dad' on the first meeting. Another circumstance came when a cousin of mine told me that the girlfriend of her brother came in their home one day to clean up his (her brother's) room! I think we women give too much to these men who haven't really committed themselves to us completely. Why else would they want you for a wife if you give your services for free anytime? As the saying goes... Why should a man buy a cow if he gets free milk?
• United States
22 Aug 09
As a wife and grandmother, I can certainly attest to the fact that the times have changed. Girls seem to suffer from low self-esteem and loneliness. They go to such great lengths to please men who don't care about them but take advantage of the convenience. Girls think they are acting liberated and being agressive, but they come away disappointed and often pregnant and alone. It doesn't add up. On the other hand, when she finally gets it together, she is still alone as a single mother. He has moved on to someone else. I grew up hearing that cow and free milk analogy. It made me laugh to see it again. Sadly, this is true for young women in all stages - even successful executives.