Don’t Say Yes Until You’ve Experienced These 12 Things TogetherGetting married is a big step in any relationship, but before saying yes to a proposal and walking down the aisle, there are some essential experiences you need to have come through together in order to live happily ever after. Getting married is such a beautiful step in any relationship and there a hundreds of marriage milestones you have to have experienced for your relationship to work.
Getting married is a really important step in love, which is why it can’t be taken lightly. There are however some strong indicators that your marriage will be a success; starting with the essential things you need to experience as a couple before marrying your partner.
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There are certain steps in a relationship that need to be observed and respected before getting married. Discover the experiences you need to have got through before saying yes to your partner’s proposal!
Moving in together
They say that moving in together is one of the greatest tests a relationship can go through. And it’s 100% true, you don’t really know your partner until you’ve lived together and experienced all their annoying habits firsthand.
Setting goals together
The five year plan may seem a little daunting, but if you really see yourself with your partner in the long run, it’s essential for you to understand what they want out of life and where they see themselves.
No one likes to talk about their finances, but before envisaging getting married and living happily ever after, you need to talk about mortgages and all those kind of fun things!
Arguing is never fun, although the way you deal with an argument speaks volumes about your relationship. A little argument never hurt anybody and it’s a great way to really get to know your partner.
Talking about kids
Kids can be deal breakers in relationships, so before jumping into anything too serious, you must be on the same page as your partner.
Getting a pet together
Getting a pet together is a real test of love and commitment to any relationship. Seeing your partner wake up early on a Sunday morning to walk the dog will give you a real sense of reassurance that they are committed to you.
Going through a tough time
Solid relationships are able to survive highs and lows and going through any stressful time will make you both stronger and intensify your connection.
Finding the perfect house and heading down to IKEA to decorate it is an essential step in any relationship and a definite must-have experience. It will also give you a great little project to manage.
Future expectations discussion
‘Where do you see yourself living?’ ‘How do you envisage raising your future kids?’ These kinds of deep discussions are essential to have before putting a ring on it.
Sitting down together and making compromises
Compromise is a scary word, but without making compromises in a relationship, your love and connection won’t be able to progress and you’ll end up resenting each other.