Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and the Early Show decided to talk love: love of money that is. Host Harry Smith and his male guests agonized over losing assets in a marriage, while Julie Chen rightly called them out, saying marriage is much more than a business deal.
Matt Titus, a guest on the February 10th broadcast and co-author of the book Why Hasn’t He Proposed, lamented over the fact that men are very concerned about their material possessions after they get married. “Men think about marriage as something that, you know, is going to be forever … so we have to look at, you know, if you've worked very hard all your life, you might lose half of it to somebody that wasn't good for you,” Titus said.
Co-host Julie Chen, the lone female voice in the segment, suggested a pre-nuptial agreement as a solution to Titus’ concern. Titus declared that pre-nups are too “tough,” and came out in full support of a new thing called ‘post-nuptials.’
“It's actually like a reformatting of the relationship,” Titus said. “After there's been history and maybe there's been trust build up, you know your partner better, and then you try to reformulate the marriage.”