She interviewed Father Pat Connor, a 79-year-old Catholic priest born in Australia and based in Bordentown, N.J., who has spent many, many years in the field of marriage counseling. He summed it all up in a lecture he gives to high school seniors, which was then neatly wrapped up in this article.
A sample tip:
“Steer clear of someone whose life you can run, who never makes demands counter to yours. It’s good to have a doormat in the home, but not if it’s your husband."The list is brief and to the point, and filled with common sense tips to keep in mind before you fall in love. That said, Father Connor says “after I regale a group with this talk, the despairing cry goes up: ‘But you’ve eliminated everyone!’ Life is unfair.”