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Is it ever a good idea to give your partner an ultimatum to marry you? Experts advise

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Relationship expert Paula Quinsee, says marriage ultimatums tend to be misguided. “The worst thing you can do is give your partner an ultimatum or make them feel like they are being forced to make a decision,” she says.

She believes that oftentimes when people make ultimatums, they get the opposite effect. 

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