Are you ready to pop the question? If you have been dating for a while, you might be asking yourself if it’s time to ask your significant other to marry you. Marriage is the promise of lifelong commitment, companionship, and friendship — through both the ups and the downs!
This article will explore possible signs that you are ready to propose to your partner so that you can have confidence when moving to the next step.
You Share Political and Religious Views
Of course, it is important to be able to communicate with those who hold different opinions than you. However, when embarking on a new marriage, it is important to partner with someone who can respect your views. Having even a few shared views can help make your marriage last longer and reduce the number of disagreements and fights you have down the road!
The Future Is Exciting For You
When you think of growing old with this person, does the thought of sitting on a porch watching the sunset excite you? Do you think you’ll be able to continue showing love and affection for this person decades down the road? Things won’t stay the same as they are now. You both will experience new jobs, hobbies, friendships, and interests. Making sure your future goals are aligned will help with withstand a healthy and long-lasting marriage.
Having difficult conversations prior to popping the question can help you know if marriage is right for you. Ask your partner what they want in their future. Do they want a simple life, a white picket fence, and dogs? Or, do they seek adventure and want to travel as they age? Having this discussion now will save you a lot of headaches in the future.
You Both Want Children (or Don’t!)
Let’s face it: a big part of marriage is starting a family! However, this is not how everyone prioritizes their lives. Some individuals choose not to have children for a variety of reasons, while others choose to adopt or pursue other options if they are unable to have children of their own. Chat with your partner and see if your thoughts on having children (or not!) align.
You Have Seen Them at Their Best and Their Worst
If you have been with your partner for a long time, you have likely seen them at their best, and their worst! Although these moments might be frustrating, it is important to experience setbacks and challenges in relationships, to see if you can come across the other side.
They Support You
If your partner is supportive of you, this is a big sign you are meant to be together. Having someone you can rely on to boost you up and support your big, crazy ideas is a necessity! You want to have the confidence to take chances in your life, knowing your partner will be there throughout the journey.
Your Wins are Their Wins
When your partner has a success, do you also celebrate this win? Couples who get jealous easily or envy each other’s successes often do not have healthy relationships down the line. You want your partner to view your successes as theirs, and vice-versa!
We hope this article helped to provide some clarity around the decision of weather to propose, or not! For more information on all things marriage, love, and weddings, check out the rest of our blog!