and whilst it doesn't bother him at all, he did say that its something his family will probably strongly disapprove of once they know how serious our relationship is and that we are planning a future together
Polish families have a lot of say so in everyday affairs. They're a PITA (painintheass). Steer clear and you'll be fine.
Salvation through suffering,
that's a Roman Catholic thingy. It's salvation through faith and charity. Unfortunately the Protestant Reformation didn't make it to Poland.
I do understand why some women get all emotional and fluffy when you declare your love to her infront of the community though. It means you're showing the whole world you're her guy and her guy alone. I get that. But with all these rules and financial agreements it feels like a form of control to me. Perhaps even a sign of distrust? The most important thing to me is equality, and I really can't see how a man and a woman are equals within the institute that's called marriage.
Marriage is a civil contract. I know this is going to be hard for modern women to swallow but because women are the child bearers they are at a disadvantage and need to be protected through contract law. the marriage contract was originally designed to keep the guy from "buggering off" after having a slew of kids and leaving the burden of family support to the local community. It's in your favor, ladies.
says that you'll love her forever. Noone can promise this.
Nonsense, of course they can. think commitment. Next time get a marriage contract, FROM THE GOVERNMENT.
that is true, but I have noticed that good men are not comfortable when their gf or wife makes more money than they do. The users, yes, they have no problem with it, but most men prefer to be the main bread winners.
Complete and utter nonsense. Guys are interested in good cooking and sex. It's the women who are interested in how much a guy makes. that's a women thingy. That's why so many successful women don't get married, they constantly compare their earnings with their husbands (Poor b*stards, don't have a chance).