A lot of couples have a spontaneous wedding, others just do not get the feel of their partner before beginning the wedding planning. With such a high divorce rate in America it is evident that many couples need to slow down on the wedding day planning and start planning their future.
Getting to know your partner is hard in the beginning of a relationship becase this is the time for blinded love. Everything is seemingly perfect and delving into the details of the like’s and dislikes may put a damper on the love-illusion. This is the reason that so many couples marry an illusion. Once the marriage begins after the wedding the real sides come out in each person.
Before the wedding is the best time to investigate, ask questions, and find out who you will really be marrying. This does not have to ruin the bliss on the contrary it can be a beautiful time of union. A wedding is only one day of glitz while a marriage is a lifelong union.
You need to find out why you are marrying this person to begin with. Bring to attention the reasons why you love this person. It’s not all about finding the skeletons in their closet, but in part, you want to remember and cherish all the things you love about them. Be honest with each other, and yourself, and consider the reason behind your engagement. If you find that you are talking yourself into marriage then it may not be such a good idea.
You will want to know what your partners past relationships and past behaviors will bring to your future. Find out if you truly trust your partner’s past actions, and if you believe that they have learned from any mistakes. Get to know their family well enough to share stories and learn about yourself as you also learn about them.
Getting along with your in-laws is truly a blessing in any marriage. This family becomes your family and any hindrances become a blockade in the emotional side of your marriage. Review the aspect that will immediately affect your marriage and your life. You must take a third person view. Weigh the pro’s and con’s. Be aware of the consequences of divorce in your state. Take your time in making such a strong decision. All choices affect your life so be sure they are choices you can live with.