He likes it. Now get him to put a ring on it! You don't have to interview 50 married women to find out how they managed to get him to his own wedding. The author has done that for you. Sandy's boyfriend Jack wouldn't even bring up the 'm' word. She started leaving her things in his apartment, including some tampons in his bathroom. It worked! Too off guard to make excuses like "Living together is just as good as being married," Jack said, "People will start to think you're my wife!" "Well, how about it?" Sandy asked Jack.
"You're a high school substitute? Are you crazy? We were so mean to them!" This is a common reaction when I tell people what I do, but I love substitute teaching at the high school level. I started substitute teaching in 1989, fresh out of college. I was looking for a way to support myself while I took my "fifth year" of college in secondary education classes and did my student teaching. A friend told me, "You have a bachelor's degree, so you can be a substitute."