Dear Sil Lai: "I'm Scared of Marriage"
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easier to extricate yourself before your finances and life are intertwined (and before a child can complicate things even further).

Marriage is more than tradition and an emotional connection…it’s a commitment that has real life legal and financial ramifications.  I believe that true love can endure all things...just make sure before you tie the knot that you truly believe that marriage can as well!

Sil Lai Abrams is EBONY.com’s Relationship Expert and the author of No More Drama: 9 Simple Steps to Transforming a Breakdown into a Breakthrough and a board member of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.  Follow her on Twitter: @sil_lai and connect with her on Facebook. Want Sil Lai's advice? Email SilLai@ebony.com to have your love questions answered in a future column!