When you’re in a relationship it can be difficult to recognize when the right time to take the next is right. Have a look below at some fo the telltale signs that now is the right time to pop the question and get engaged:
Everything is Good
Regardless of whether you do get married or plan to get married, the most important thing is being happy in your relationship. That is what will bring good quality to any relationship and will lead to a full and happy life together. If you feel as though you have a good base for marriage such as fulfilling careers, social lives and families then you might be right with your timing. Never plan on getting engaged as a way to solve any problems, this never works.
The Boring Bits Are Still Interesting
Marriage is an exciting time for a couple but it also comes with the standard boring parts of life too. Like visiting dull relatives, doing the weekly shop or keeping on top of the housework. If you're ready for the next level then you’ll be just as happy doing these things as you’re having a meal out together.
Waving Single Life Goodbye Is A Good Thing
The thought of being faithful to one person ‘til death do us part doesn’t scare you and it actually makes you happy and confident then maybe marriage is right for you. If you are happy with that one person and no one else or the worry of being tied down doesn't worry you then you're on to a winner.
You’re the Best Your Can Be Together
Yes, it might seem a little cheesy but as a couple, you should bounce off of each other. When you’re in a lasting relationship you will find that you constantly bring out the best in others. Yes, it can at times lead to arguments but at the end of the day, you see the best in each and help to make the other person the best they can be.
Compromise Is Easy
Compromise doesn't always mean meeting each other halfway it can mean you have to simply let the other person have their own way once in a while and they should let you have yours too. It’s about being we, not me. So if they want to have pizza when you want Chinese maybe every now and then you should give in. It’s should never feel as though you find it hard to do this when in an easy relationship.
You Always Support Each Other
You should be each other cheerleaders in life. If you get an important promotion, achieve a goal training or they do a charity event and raise some money, you should be there to support each other through the good and the bad times. Of course, there are going to be times when you don't agree with what the other person wants to do but that where sometimes compromise works at it’s best.
Your partner and you should always be able to tell each everything. Be a hundred percent honest with each even if things aren't;t going to way you want them to. You shouldn’t feel the need to put on a front and vice-versa. When you’re engaged you will need to be able to come home to each other, have the support you need and be able to cry if you need to without being judged or feeling self-conscious.
Eloping Is An Option
Getting married is so much more than the big day, the big party, the dress and the suit it’s about spending the rest of your life with one person. If you wouldn’t bat an eyelid about missing out on all of this and eloping then it may be time to explore Tacori’s captivating collection of engagement rings. It’s definitely a serious indication that you’re ready for marriage anyway.
Conflict Isn't A Problem
All relationships have arguments once in a while, it’s just human nature. It’s not what you argue about, it’s how you deal with the argument that makes or breaks a couple and shows you whether you can handle marriage or not. If you can respect each other’s opinions and can accept that conflict happens in all healthy relationships, you’re on the right track for a successful marriage.
You’re Planning Ahead
An excellent indicator that you're ready for this sort of commitment is when you are looking ahead as a couple and not individuals. Maybe you have a joint savings account, or you are making considerations to your partner's tastes around the house as well as yours, they are signs that you're in for the long run.
These are just a few short ways that you can tell that you're ready for engagement. Do you have any other signs to look out for that you can share in the comments area below?
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.