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In his book, "Finding the Love of Your Life", Dr. Warren suggests that dating couples should avoid choosing a mate to please someone else. He writes, "Why would anyone select a marriage partner in order to please someone else? Most of us try hard to please others, and some of us establish our whole identity out of our need to make everyone else happy." Be responsible for your own identity -- don't always link it to pleasing others. And make important life decisions -- like marriage -- based on what is right for you and your life, not on what others feel is right for you.