Most times, we get carried away by the idea of marriage in the context of finally having a wedding. One should note that though these thoughts are not bad in any way, it is best for one not to dwell on them alone. That’s because it can hold you back from assessing if you are honestly ready for the long-term commitment that is marriage. So, how will you know you are ready for marriage? What are the signs that you are ready to get commit for life?
You feel complete in yourself
Many people feel they need a man or a woman to complete them. This is wrong; your partner should be a complement to you because you are already complete. Being ready for marriage means that you have realized you are a complete, unique, special individual all on your own and you want a partner to share this life with. You will be happy about your relationship because it is nurturing you both and letting you be true to yourselves.
You have totally no desire to go back to any of your past relationships
It is not that you’re never curious about what’s going on with your exes (because you are only human), but you don’t have the desire to go back to your past. Also, you are much happier and content where you are.
You both share the same values and definition of what marriage is
One of the signs that show you are ready for marriage is if you have both talked out what your idea of marriage actually is. It is important to note that people project what they think their ideal is and assume their partner thinks the same way. Gender roles, expenses, holiday needs, how you’ll divide your time between your in-laws and your parents need to be discussed so you’ll see if your expectations and wants are similar.
If you have not had that type of discussion and worse, if bringing such conversation brings so much anxiety, then you are not ready for marriage.
You are not afraid of commitment
When you don’t see commitment as a difficult thing to do and you are not running away from it, then you are likely ready for marriage.
Source: Sugar Weddings