Thinking about getting married but not sure if you’re doing it for the right reasons? It’s a common dilemma that many people go through and it’s not always just a touch of nerves that makes people wonder, if they’re doing the right thing. Marriage is a big decision and a big commitment, so make sure you’re ready to say “I do” and read these ten signs and make sure it’s the right time for you to tie the knot:
Trust your partner completely
When you agree to get married, you agree to share everything: your life, your time, your dreams, your money and your possessions. You need to be sure that you know your partner, inside out, and that you can trust them implicitly before you walk down the aisle.
You love your partner for who they are
It’s never a good idea to get married thinking you can change your partner, because you probably can’t. Wedding rings won’t change the person and won’t change the relationship, so be sure you are marrying the person and not what you think you can make them become.
Family and friends think you should
You don’t need to have other people’s approval, but it’s well worth listening to their opinions. If you have the support of family and friends, then this is a good sign, because they know you well and can take a more objective view of the situation than you can.
You’re thinking about marriage, not just a wedding
It’s not just about the dress and reception, so make sure the fairytale doesn’t end the moment you return from your honeymoon. If it’s the lifelong commitment you’re looking forward to and not just the sparkle of your big day, then you’re thinking the right way.
Can’t imagine a life without your partner
What is love? No one can really answer that, but one thing is for sure, if you’re thinking about marriage, then it should mean that you’re only thinking of living with your partner for the rest of your life. There should certainly be no wandering eyes and thoughts of living with another person.
You’ve done everything you want to, as one person
Have you accomplished everything you wanted to, as one person? Or, did you give up some dreams, to be married? This is an important question to ask. You don’t want to be resenting your partner in the future because marriage has stopped you from making your dreams come true.
Your heart says “yes”
You may be nervous and your logical side may be telling you a few questions, but if your heart says “yes” then you should probably follow it. Logic is a good thing, but at the end of the day, it’s your heart that will make you happy.
You’d both rather compromise than win
When you fight to win, then someone has to lose. When you both want to compromise in a dispute, then it’s a good sign that you’re both ready to make the commitment that a marriage needs to succeed.
You make long-term plans together
Have you agreed on what you want for the future? If you have, then this is a great sign for the future. A marriage is an agreement to do everything together, so if you have plans that don’t include your partner, then maybe you should be thinking again.
You truly love each other
Yes, it’s that old fashioned word called love again! A marriage shouldn’t be for anyone’s personal gain, it should simply be because you want to be together, forever. If that’s the real reason you want to get married, then there’s probably no real reason why you shouldn’t.