Golf star Rory Mcilroy and tennis player Caroline Wozniaki's breakup has a lot of people talking. After the wedding invitations were sent out over the weekend, Mcilroy said he realized he was not prepared for "all that marriage entails."
Many say that he should not have waited to end their relationship until after the invites were sent. But Pastor and Relationship Coach Derek Triplett said he applauds Mcilroy's decision. While triplett thinks he may not have done it the right way and the timing was off, he said, "sometimes it's not about the relationship, it's about the function." He explained Mcilroy was wise to recognize he was not ready for marriage before he tied the knot.
Triplett said just because you are a good boyfriend or girlfriend does not mean you are going to make a good spouse. That is why it is so important to make sure you are ready for the role of a husband or wife before you get married.
He also said a lot of times men hide their feelings, hoping they will change and not wanting to hurt their partner. But couples should make the decision early whether or not they are truly ready.
Triplett added it is essential to make sure you keep communication opened between the two of you when something comes up. He advises every couple go through premarital counseling, not as a rubber stamp of approval but as a test to see if you are really compatible. Triplett said he makes couples go through counseling before they send out the invitations.