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Deciding to get engaged or married is quite a big deal. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been with your loved one for several months or years. Ideally, you want to spend your entire life with your loved one, but you aren’t sure if it is time to make it official.

5 Signs that You are Ready for Engagement & Marriage

Please don’t fret, as we are here to help! Here are some signs that should help you discern if you are ready for engagement and marriage.

You’re Ready for Commitment

Just like in your relationship, it is natural that your marriage is bound to have some highs and lows. It would help if you were prepared to navigate the hurdles of engagement and marriage life with your partner. Be prepared to be patient and sail through difficult times with your significant other. There are days when you might feel like you don’t like your partner. Sometimes, you will even be convinced that you made a mistake getting engaged or married. It is normal.

Being ready to commit means you will be ready to battle the stumbling blocks together and make it through such times. So, ask yourself if you are ready to keep your engagement and marriage vows without bailing out. If you answer yes, you are ready to enjoy the journey with your lover!

You Don’t Feel the Need to Change your Partner

Being loved just the way you are is the best feeling ever. If your partners love you the way you are, all your perfections and imperfections, it is a sign that they are ready to spend a lifetime with you.

If you also do not feel the need to change your partner and can stay together without having to change a lot of who you are, this is a good sign that you are ready. Ensure that you feel comfortable being yourself and expressing your feelings and opinions to your partner.

It Doesn’t Scare You!

Feeling a little nervous and a few butterflies about engagement or marriage is usual. After all, it is a significant life decision. But the idea of engagement or marriage should not scare you.

The moment the idea of starting a life with your significant other starts feeling exciting and natural, it is a good sign that you should take that bond to the next level! It should be time to go shopping for 3-stone diamond rings and plan a memorable proposal and a wedding. Trust your instincts. If it feels natural and exciting, you are ready to commit and spend the rest of your life with your loved one.

You Have Future Plans Together

Similar goals and plans for the future are imperative in a healthy relationship. For example, do you and your partner talk, understand, and compromise to make clear plans for the future? Have you agreed to have children or not? If you and your lover are on the same page regarding your plans, it is a good sign that you are ready for engagement or marriage!

You Trust Each Other

Remember, trust is the foundation of most long-lasting relationships. If you mistrust your partner or if they mistrust you, your will likely may not find happiness in that relationship now and in the future. If you have already laid a foundation on trust, it is a good sign that you are ready to take the next critical step together.

Wrapping up

Feeling uncertain about engagement or marriage is normal. If you are pondering if you are ready, then critically weigh on the signs to help you make the decision, albeit do it together with your partner. It is Ok if you are still in doubt. Trust your gut feeling and wait until you both feel ready.

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

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