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Commentary: A proposal for healthier marriages

For many women in the United States, a fairy tale persists: Meet guy, fall in love with guy, then anxiously await guy's declaration of said love in a grand gesture - a spectacular marriage proposal - accompanied by an overpriced rock.

In an era of empowerment and broken glass ceilings, why do so many of us still want and wait for a glass slipper? Unlike many other male-female power dynamics, women haven't just accepted that men will do the asking; we've gleefully perpetuated it.

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