You Might Think You're Ready For Marriage, But Here Are 6 Signs That Prove You're Not

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Try this. One weekend, invite no less than five married couples over to your house for a dinner party. While everyone is enjoying your food and sipping some wine, ask them to share with you if marriage is anything like what they thought it would be. Whether they’ve been married two or 20 years, something tells us that they will all say “no” in unison.

Not to say that they will imply that marriage is bad or that they have any regrets. In some ways, marriage is a lot like parenting—one of the best and hardest things you’ll ever do in life. Simultaneously. Actually, marriage may be harder because if you stick to “til death do us part”, you’re gonna be with your spouse a lot longer than you are going to be with your kids.

That’s why, even if you think that you’re ready for marriage, it’s a good idea to read articles like this one because sometimes, what we don’t realize is we’re more ready for a wedding than all that is to follow (your married friends will probably vouch for that too!).

How can you know if you fall into this oftentimes totally undetected category?

You Never Think You’re Wrong

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First of all, anyone who doesn’t think they are wrong has a pride issue. This means that they typically think their opinions are the most valid and rarely apologize when they make a mistake (because they don’t think that they make any). 

On what planet is this person the kind who is spouse material? 

This is the kind of character trait that you can’t decipher on your own. Ask a couple of friends, a sibling or even better, if you’re still friends with an ex, ask them. If everyone looks at you with a blank stare, humility is something that needs to be put into practice before saying “I do”.

You Don’t Like To Share

a man not sharing his fries

This point complements the one we just made. Selfish people? They have no business getting married. If you don’t like sharing your space, if you hate compromising, if you think marriage is more about you being catered to the most then you are absolutely and unequivocally not really for marriage. NOT. AT. ALL.

You’re Addicted To Wedding Porn

a woman talking about being the hottest bride

Some people think that porn only involves sex. Nope. Porn is having an irresistible desire in pretty much anything. 

Women who only have wedding blogs bookmarked on their computer, who only watch wedding-related programs and whenever marriage comes up, all that comes out of their mouths are the wedding plans they’ve made (whether they are in a relationship or not) are not ready for marriage. 

How do we know? Because ALL they talk about is the wedding. You’re a BRIDE for a day. You’re a WIFE, hopefully, for a lifetime. 

Ask any wife you know what the difference is between the two. Bring a snack because you’re in for a long answer.

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