Signs You Are Ready For Marriage

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Do you feel like you are ready to ‘settle down’, get married, and start a new family of your own? Age is not the only factor that should decide whether you should, or are prepared to marry someone. The concept of marriage has evolved over time. In the past, marriage was often seen as a way to unite two families or to secure property or an inheritance. However, in recent years, marriage has increasingly come to be seen as a way to express love and commitment between two individuals.

Today, there are many different forms of marriage, including same-sex marriage, interfaith marriage, and intercultural marriage. As society becomes more diverse, the concept of marriage is also becoming more diverse. Ultimately, the concept of marriage is a personal one. What marriage means to one person may not mean the same thing to another. The most important thing is that the spouses agree on what marriage means to them and that they are both committed to making it work.

But entering the system of marriage is a big step that should be taken after careful consideration. It also comes with a lot of pressure from family or even your partner. Parents often force children to get married and significant others might want to take this step as a security measure. But this step should be taken only when you feel that you, as an individual are ready, not under the influence of someone else because you know yourself the best. It is hard and complex to determine whether you are actually ready for marriage, Here are some signs to help you figure out if you are ready for marriage: 

  • You are aware of (and enjoy) your company

Though you may be accustomed to focusing on everything you enjoy (and love) about your partner, experts advise that when it comes to a long-term relationship, it s just as crucial to focus on everything you love about yourself. 

  • You have a clear vision for your life

You don t have to know where you ll settle down or what careers you ll pursue for the rest of your lives, but being on the same page about more all-encompassing issues like whether or not you ll have children is one of the most important signs that you re ready for marriage. 

  • You have reasonable expectations

No one is flawless, as you re undoubtedly well aware if you ve already lived with your significant other prior to marriage. So, before you walk down the aisle, it s critical to understand that, in addition to the good times and occasions when your partner exceeds your expectations, there will be times when he or she disappoints you.

  • Financial independence

Financial independence gives you a sense of confidence. It is healthy to have both parties financially stable so they can mutually contribute to the relationship, and treat themselves and each other well.

  • You are comfortable with yourself 

You should feel comfortable in your presence and body. If you need another individual to make you feel better, that can be a sign of unhealthy attachment, which should be avoided or dealt with in a healthy manner. Constantly relying on your partner for stability may be exhausting for them and unhealthy for you.

  • You know how to manage conflicts 

Being able to manage conflicts in a healthy manner while avoiding blaming or calling out the other person is a sign of maturity and must be learned before you enter a marriage. 

  • Having healthy personal boundaries 

Boundaries should be maintained regardless of how close you are to the other individual. Boundaries can be emotional, physical, or whatever you feel is required. It allows you to regulate your thoughts and relationships accordingly.  

  • You are aware of your strengths an weaknesses 

Being aware of your strengths and weaknesses comes with being aware of your strengths and weaknesses. It is important to be aware of these so you can use your strengths to your benefit and try to develop your weaknesses and get better in those areas. 

  • Wanting a marriage, not just a wedding

As exciting as the idea of a wedding sounds, it is not the same as the excitement you feel for marriage. Being excited about the wedding is being excited about the event, however, being excited about, marriage is being excited to spend your life and share your life with another individual. If you feel you are ready to do that, you might as well be ready for marriage. 

Most of these are signs of emotional stability. Emotional and financial stability play a huge role in determining whether you are ready for this phase of life. If you can honestly say that you have most of these signs, then you may be ready for marriage. However, it is important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. What is right for one couple may not be right for another. The most important thing is that you and your partner are both on the same page and that you are both committed to making your marriage work

Ms. Priyanka Walia
Ms. Priyanka Walia M.A. Counselling Psychology Counselling Psychologist 05 years of experience

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