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8 Signs You’re Ready to Get Married

If you recently got engaged, then chances are you’re wondering: “Am I ready to get married”? Well, you’re not alone!

This is one of the most common question among newly engaged brides.

A question of this magnitude should be long thought out process…

Marriage is forever, right?

So it is crucial that you choose very carefully the person you’re going to spend your life with.

They say 95% of your happiness or misery will come from that decision, and I can definitely attest to that.

You need to be positive that you’re in love with them and that you truly want to spend the rest of your life with. 

This post is going to try to help you determine if you’re with the right person and if you’re both ready for marriage.  

Are You Really Ready to Get Married? Here’s How to Decide…

Before you can determine if your ready to get married, it is important that you first make sure that you’re with the right person.

A few signs that indicate your with the right person are…

You Make Sacrifices for One Another

There are sacrifices you will need to make in a marriage, such as not always getting to do things your way and on your time.

If things aren’t one sided, and you both are able to compromise for the overall health of the relationship then that’s a great sign you’re with the right person.

You Share the Same Values and Goals

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Having similar goals and values is critical.

Some of these include financial goals, lifestyle aspirations, and career goals.

When your goals and values aren’t aligned, the relationship will almost surely end in divorce

They Don’t Try to Change You

There’s a difference between encouraging someone to be the best version of themself and ultimately trying to change them to fit your desires. If your partner accepts you as you are and only encourages you to become a better person, they’re a keeper.

The Idea of Spending Your Lives Together Makes You Happy

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When you think about marrying him or her, the best bart isn’t the wedding, it’s the idea of spending your lives together.

Look, there’s nothing wrong with being overly excited for your wedding day BUT if your focus is more on the actual event and less about the significance of it, you may want to take a step back and reevaluate your true feelings towards your significant other

They’re Close With Your Family and There is a Healthy and Respectful Dynamic Between Everyone

Unhealthy family dynamics can put a lot of stress on your marriage and can even lead to a divorce. Make sure there is at the very least a level of mutual respect present amongst everyone before getting married.

Here Are Some Signs A Woman Is Ready For Marriage…

If you feel certain that your significant other is meant to be your partner for life, then the next step of the equation is to simply make sure you are BOTH at a stage in the relationship where you feel ready for marriage.

Consider sharing the following key points with your significant other to determine how ready you both are.

You’re Both Ready for the Next Step

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Do you both feel as if you’ve grown as much as you possibly can together as boyfriend and girlfriend?

Are there no areas of your relationship that needs improvement?

Do either of you have any reservations about marriage with one another or perhaps in general?

If you both feel you’re ready to transition out of your current status into a marriage, that’s a good sign.

You Want to Build a Life Together

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Do you both possess the desire to build your lives together?

Do you think about creating a home together and making huge financial and career decisions together?

Is your partner’s input, hopes, desires, and aspirations of the utmost importance to each of you?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you’re both ready to be selfless and share a life together.

You Want to Start a Family with Them

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If you’re both certain that you want to have children with one another, then this is a clear sign you are serious about a future together.

If you know you want children one day but feel uncertain if your partner will make the ideal parent, pull back and reexamine what you’re looking for in a future spouse and parent to your children.

Number 4 You’ve successfully overcome obstacles together

Any couple that has overcome difficult obstacles together will already have an advantage when it comes to working through issues together in their marriage.

You never want to be tested as a couple for the first time in your marriage!

Ready For Marriage Checklist

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You and your partner will definitely benefit by prioritizing a pre marriage course in the check list. 

Pre marriage courses should be a staple for any engaged couple because they not only help you better understand one another on a deep, intimate level…but help to ensure your marriage gets off on the right foot.

Check out our review of the best pre marriage course you can take online that has helped thousands of couples prepare for a strong and healthy union.

We just know it can help you too! 

Once there, you’ll discover one of the highest rated marriage courses on the market, created by 2 couples counselors with more than 40 years of marriage counseling between them.

For a closer look at checklist questions you should ask yourself before getting married, check this out.

Hopefully by now you know if you’re with the right person and the signs you should get married.

Next, you will discover the things that every woman should know before getting married.

From what you should know about your future spouse to your expectations of marriage, this next portion will help better prepare you for the married life.

If you’re the only one in the relationship who is ready to get married, then check out this post filled with helpful information on how to proceed.

Things a Woman Should Know Before Getting Married

It is important that you have a deep understanding of your spouse and realistic expectations for how your marriage.

Ensuring your significant other is the right lifelong partner for you is especially important in today’s climate with the divorce rate around 50% and most divorces occurring less than 8 years into the marriage.

How Your Partner Deals With and Resolves Tension, Problems, and Conflicts  

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Often times newlyweds can be caught off guard once the honeymoon phase wears off.

It is important that you and your spouse know how to resolve conflict for when they arise.

Do they pout, throw a fit, avoid the issue altogether, or take a proactive stance on solving things?

Knowing this will tell you a lot about their character and how you can expect to solve your issues together in the future, given that you WILL have issues and fight eventually. All married couples do.

The Goals and Dreams of your Future Spouse

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Sure, you know what they do for a living now, but what do they really want to do?

What are they working towards in life? What if they have dreams to start their own business one day?

These kinds of dreams take up free time that would normally be spent with you or your future children.

Knowing this now, will help you determine if their career aspirations and goals can align with your expectations.

Be aware that your spouse isn’t going to change their annoying habits

If there are things that annoy you about your partner now, don’t expect them to go away once you’re married.

Sure, people do change a little with time, however others do not.

In fact, most people keep their core personalities, habits, and behaviors intact with time. So if there’s something that bothers you about your significant other now, don’t assume it will go away naturally.

Be prepared to keep your own separate identities

It is unhealthy for someone’s sole defining factor to be their romantic partner, regardless if they’re married or not.

And while it is absolutely okay that your spouse contributes quite a bit to your identity, don’t let them define you.

Be prepared to spend time doing the things you love and connecting with your friend circle WITHOUT your spouse present.

It’s healthy to stand on your own and not rely on the presence of your spouse to accomplish things.

Be Cognizant of Your Spouse’s Needs for Love and Intimacy

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What I mean by this is, understand the physical and emotional needs of your future spouse.

Some examples of this are knowing:

  1. How many times a week do they think you should be having sex?
  2. Do they need outward gestures of love and affection, such as kissing and hand holding to feel happy?
  3. How do they feel about PDA?

By knowing this, you have a better understanding of how to make your future spouse feel fulfilled by your love.

Ultimately, whether you are ready or not for marriage is something only you and your partner will know.

But if you do decide to take the plunge, I cannot recommend enough that you take a great pre marriage course.

Pre marriage courses should be a staple for any engaged couple.

These courses help you understand each other on a deeper level and ensure your marriage starts off great.

We hope this post has been helpful so you can finally answer the question: “Am I ready to get married?” If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below!

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Jennifer Tanaka

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping couples struggling within their marriage, relationship, or during the divorce process.

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