Before you get married to your partner, you should ask yourself a few important questions to make sure that this union is the right thing for both of you to do. You’ll find 6 of these important questions below – take a look and you should have a better idea of whether marrying them is right for you.
- Can I See A Future With This Person?
You should be able to see a future with the person you’re thinking of marrying. Ideally, you’ll have similar values and a similar vision for the future before going ahead. You may be able to ignore things like a difference in beliefs at the start, but eventually, they will wear on your relationship and you will suffer.
- Are We Doing This For The Right Reasons?
Anybody who is getting married should always be doing it for the right reasons. The main reason, of course, being because you believe you have what it takes to be together forever. You shouldn’t get married because you think it will solve any problems you’re having, or to appease relatives.
- Can We Afford This?
Weddings are expensive. Even a small wedding can cost a small fortune – there’s no getting away from it. Put together a rough idea of what you will be spending to figure out whether you can afford it. You shouldn’t go into a mountain of debt just for one day. Many people pay off their wedding for years and years, and eventually, wish that they had planned a smaller day. You can take a look at sites to get an idea of what entertainment may cost, and don’t forget to look at your chosen venue, along with other vendors like the photographer.
- How Do We Collectively/Individually Handle Stress?
How you handle stress individually and how you handle it as a couple will play a huge part in whether your marriage will be a happy one. You’ll be together through the good and the bad, so you need to be sure that when you’re going through bad times you don’t question why you’re together.
- Do We Communicate Effectively?
Effective communication is a must in relationships. You shouldn’t beat around the bush, drop hints, or be passive-aggressive. Learning to say what you really mean is essential. When you learn to communicate effectively, arguments can be avoided and you and your partner will understand one another much better. You should also understand one another’s communication style to have an easier life.
- Do We Trust Each Other?
Trust is crucial in any marriage. You should trust your partner, and they should trust you. Suspicion and paranoia will slowly deteriorate any relationship. Trust can solve most problems in an instant.
After answering the above 6 questions honestly, you should have a good idea of whether it’s right for you to marry your partner. Marriage should be for life, so you need to make sure you’re making the right decision.