Settling down with another person for the rest of your life is not an easy decision. You need to think hard about this decision, so you will not regret it. When you date someone for quite some time, the next step might be to consider marriage. It is not a decision you make overnight, though. Take your time and consider these things which might indicate that you are ready.
You cannot imagine a future without this person
As you start envisioning your future, you realise that you cannot see it without this special someone in your life. If you do not think life would be meaningful without that person, it shows that you have found the one. You will regret the decision if you do not pursue marriage.
You are financially ready
You waited for quite some time before you decided to pursue the wedding because you thought you were not yet financially prepared to do it. After some time, you have saved enough money, and you are ready to consider marriage. If you still make excuses after concluding that you are financially ready, it shows that you do not intend to get married to that person at all.
The people around you like that person
Although it does not mean that you let others dictate how you feel and whom you should marry, it helps if your family and friends like your future spouse. You do not want to be in a relationship where you continuously defend your partner because you see something that everyone else does not.
You are not getting any younger
It is not a good thing to let time dictate when you should marry. Sometimes, people who recently met end up being happy with each other. Conversely, even those who have been together for a long time still end up with a failed marriage. Therefore, time is not the primary consideration when deciding when to marry. However, you also need to be practical. If you have hopes of having kids and starting a family, and you decide not to pursue it until later, you might lose the chance and regret not marrying earlier. Of course, you cannot let this practical decision force you to settle for someone you do not love.
You are genuinely happy
You can compare your relationship now with your past relationships before you can conclude that you are genuinely happy. If you feel that way, it means that you have found the right person. When you can be true to yourself when you are around your partner and not pretend to be someone else, it is another sign that you have the answer to your prayers.
Do not drag your heels when you know you have already found the perfect partner. Begin to consider wedding venues, wedding car hire options and other details of the wedding. You have waited for too long for this moment to happen. You cannot let anything prevent you from having the best wedding ever.
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