5 Things you need to know before saying “I do”
Saying I do is one of the greatest commitments available on planet earth. This is because you’ll be leaving your home to go live with a man or woman that you just met and the chances of not knowing them fully is relatively high.
The truth is there are no tutorials or manuals for a marriage. Each is designed to suit the need of the people in it. So before you get into one, you should know that. However, before you commit, here are some of the basic things that can save your marriage that you need to know.
Finances are one of the main reasons why most marriages fail. Before saying I do, it is advised that both parties should be able to disclose there finance to one another. This will help create a transparent environment and clear responsibility allocation.
When discussing finances, all the debts should also be discussed upfront.
How to communicate
Never bottle in or hold things inside. Learn each other’s communication languages as well as ways to break the ice after an argument or fallout.
Strong communication is the only way to keep and maintain your marriage alive so try and have one.
This might seem like a small matter but it changes things between the couple because they all believe in different things.
Before saying I do you should be able to answer the question of whether you will be willing to compromise on your faith if you belong to different denominations.
Go for premarital counselling
As a couple preparing to walk down the aisle, you need to go for pre-marital counselling together six months before the wedding. This is to ensure that both of you are on the same page and that marriage is what you want! Counselling will help you set the correct foundation as well as being able to save enough money before the big day in order to have your dream wedding.
Respect each other
Respect may greatly determine how long your marriage will hold up. To do this well, you need to respect yourself first. You can’t give what you don’t have. Therefore, charity must begin at home. Treat each other cordially regardless of any prevailing situation at hand. Try to put your partner’s feelings over your own.
Charline Carren is a blogger and an editor at Tech for Development. A trained Public Relations and communication specialist.
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