In many ways, Temptation Island calls to mind an age-old conundrum: s#!t or get off the pot!
For our four couples who are grappling with commitment issues, putting their relationship through the wringer whilst in a tropical paradise with 24 sexy singles is one way to test if you're ready to go to the next level. For others, they may take the marriage ultimatum route -- If I don't get a marriage proposal by such-and-such a date, I'm moving on. Sound familiar?
If you're wondering if you're "wasting" the best years of your life on a mate who just won't take the plunge into getting engaged, you may find yourself considering the dreaded ultimatum. But first... you might want to hear the opinion of our resident relationship expert, Tracy McMillan, author of Why You're Not Married . . . Yet: The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve.
"I think ultimatums are a bad idea," McMillan told USA Network. "At best, you have a person who wanted to marry you, but what? Didn't know it yet? I mean, come on now. Then there's the other part, which is, if they say 'yes,' and they decide, 'Okay, I'm going to ask her to marry me,' it's really coming from a place where they didn't come to that decision on their own, in their own time."
In other words, you should want your mate to propose when they decide they're ready to, right?
"When people are doing something that they didn't come to on their own and in their own time," McMillan concluded, "you really can't trust that."