5 signs that indicate you are ready for marriage

5 signs that indicate you are ready for marriage

5 signs that indicate you are ready for marriage_ichhori.com


You met, sparks flew, and your relationship has only grown stronger since then. Even being apart during the Covid-19 pandemic was just a bump along the way. Marriage appears to be the logical next step, but how do you know if you're truly ready?


For instance, marriage aspirations remain high in Singapore. According to a 2016 survey, 83 percent of singles aged 21 to 36 want to get married. Couples are marrying later, with men marrying at a median age of 30 and women marrying at 29.


Marriage is a big commitment and timing is key. Here are 5 signs to look out for:


1. You share similar values

Shared values are the glue that keeps a relationship together.They may share similar perspectives on family, career, money, or even preferred lifestyle. But having opposing viewpoints doesn't mean that things won't work out, as long as you respect each other and are willing to compromise.


Are you a carefree spender and your bae a mighty saver? If both agree to talk about it and get each other's approval before splurging on big-ticket items, that's a big check off the relationship checklist!


2. You trust each other

Mutual trust, like shared values, is the foundation of a strong relationship. Marriage is a lifelong partnership, so it's critical to always have each other's back on your life journey together.


When he speaks up for and supports you when others question your decision to leave a safe, well-paying job you're unhappy in to pursue your passion, you know he's the right one.





3. Your family and friends like your other half

Nobody knows you better than your childhood friends. Friends and family are usually the people who know you the best, and they can spot a good match for you when they see one. So, when they give you their seal of approval, you know you've found the real deal.


Having the support of your favourite people also contributes to a happy and harmonious marriage. When you marry someone, you marry their entire family, as the saying goes.


4. You envision a future together

Couples can have disparate dreams and goals, but if you and your partner share a common vision for your future together, that's a huge plus! While certain major life decisions, such as whether or not to have children, maybe non-negotiable, there are many more in between that are amenable to compromise.


If you want to travel the world but he prefers to stay at home with the kids, you can fulfil both dreams at different stages of your lives (or bring junior along while you fulfil your wanderlust!)


5. You are financially ready

There may never be a perfect time to marry, but financial stability is a good indicator. There's no need to wait until you own your own apartment or have a large bank account to get married if you have a job you enjoy and a steady pay checkthat meets your needs. These are financial goals that you can set as a couple as you begin your married life together. Learn how to manage your money as a couple to lay a solid foundation for your marriage.





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