Forever the romantic, Cora Lorcroft is giddy with excitement for her upcoming wedding. To her, marriage represents everything she’s ever hoped and dreamed for—a magical union of souls, a fulfillment of her favorite girlhood fairytales, an exciting, new adventure—all, of course, accompanied by the flexibility needed to ensure that she has everything she is entitled to as a modern, sovereign woman.
“Some people refer to their fiancés as the love of their life. That’s just so old-fashioned,” Cora said with an eye-roll. “I’m much more sophisticated than that. I like to refer to Michael as the love of my right-now.”
When asked how he felt about Cora’s vow, Michael said, “I’m sure it’ll bother my folks when they hear it, but I think all women should have the right to do whatever they want whenever they want without having to sacrifice for anyone else’s good because that’s what true womanhood is, after all. So, I really don’t mind.”
“If my needs aren’t being met, then I’m not going to bother sticking around for the marriage,” Cora revealed. “My best friend, Kristy, got a divorce the day after her husband got diagnosed with depression. Ever since, I have had the highest regard for her. She really sets herself apart in this backwards world where it’s normal to endure suffering rather than just avoid pain at all costs like a smart person.”
Cora champions what she calls ‘loophole love.’
“People really underestimate the importance of loopholes. They make life so much better. And marriage. For example, the full vow should actually read ‘until my needs stop getting met, most likely due to a change in your income, age, attractiveness, or ability to make me happy at all times.’ Those are my loopholes, and I’m sticking with them till the day I die! Or, until I decide they don’t suit me and come up with new ones.”