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No, you can't change anyone but yourself, though it is possible to instill the desire in someone to change for the better or inspire them to do so, either for you or for themselves, but in the end, it is they who are choosing to change.

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Excellent answer. You are wise. xoxoxo

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People always change.

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Change is inevitable. Your words are valid. Thank you.

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I expect them to change because all people change, given time. Change as a person? Maybe not. But in their beliefs and opinions? Certainly. I would never ask someone to change, or try to compel them to, because it's doomed to failure and, quite frankly, if I wanted them to change, then why the heck would I be marrying them? But at the same time, I would account for those changes that are inevitable, and hopefully love them all the same. Because again, you can't expect someone to stay with you forever if you don't want to stay with them.

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I like this answer! Thank you!

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I feel the same way violetdeath. I wonder why people are for changing their spouse's outlook, behavior, etc. I don't know if it's the thrill of knowing that you have the ability to change someone as soon as you're married to the person.

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I don't think I'd go into a marriage expecting any major behavior changes because those would have been made while dating if they were to be made.

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Sounds right. Do you really think any changes that are everlasting are made during the courting stage? Really?

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Really..I have no idea if they are everlasting because I've not been in an everlasting relationship.

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But you have dated...Now answer that question based on what you know...

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When you get married you have to know that they will change but you cannot change them. Those changes will be some good and some bad. That's why COMMITMENT is important.

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Excellent sentiment!

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Does the fact that you're married make any difference? Would you change for the person if you weren't married?

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I would change if I thought it was right. I am not perfect. Neither is he. Change for good is necessary. Getting married doesn't mean anyone will change a habit that is undesirable.

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