MUST READ: Please don`t go into relationship especially marriage if you haven`t done this 11 things
1. Live with someone that is not a member of your family.
Think of it as testing the waters before getting married. You want to know if you can live with your future spouse!
2. Spend some time on your career.
Again, cliche but true. You need to work on yourself before being able to fully commit in a relationship.
3. Spend time around kids.
This will help you decide whether or not you want them and to let your partner know where you stand regarding children before you tie the knot.
4. Figure out why you want to get married.
Do you genuinely love your partner? Or do you just like the idea of getting married? Do you really want to spend the rest of your life with them? Do you just want to wear a wedding gown and have a big fancy party? Or do you think it’s just something you now have to do because you’re getting older? Find out your true intentions before making the leap.
5. Learn to fight fairly.
Disagreements will inevitably happen with your future spouse. Learn to fight fairly now before you say something you’ll regret after you’re married.
6. Learn to love people as they are. Don’t expect people to change for you. Marrying your partner means you’ll accept for their strengths AND weaknesses. 7. Learn to care How can you nurture a marriage if you cannot learn to take care of yourself first? Consider learning how to cook or become the handyman around the house.
8. Meet your future spouse’s friends.
You might be able to pick up on red flags that could hint at why you might not want to marry this person. Or to confirm that your decision is completely spot on.
9. Meet your future spouse’s family. You’re not just marrying your spouse, you’re marrying into the family. Figure out if you can deal with their family drama beforehand.
10. Get to know yourself.
A no-brainer here. If you don’t know who you are and aren’t comfortable in your own skin, how could you possibly know what type of person you want to spend the rest of your life with?
11. Learn to apologize sincerely. We screw up from time to time. Admitting it shows your partner that you’re mature and you’re willing to do what it takes to make things right.