how do you know you are ready for marriage

@katemeow (847)
Singapore
June 14, 2008 10:19am CST
i have been with my boyfriend for 5 years now and i feel that our relationship is great! however, i do get goosebumps when i think of marriage. i do love him and want to marry him in the future but why is it taht i get really nervous?
6 responses
• United States
14 Jun 08
Marriage is a very serious thing. It's not just for lovers or people in love. After the first five or so years, it's more like a business. That's not romantic. I know! But, the partnership of marriage involves both idealistic concerns like romance and hand holding and kissing and intimacy. And, it also involves the ability to be able to coexist in the same house with another person over the years as they change and grow older. It involves the ability to stay in love even after the children come along or the money dries up. Marriage is one of the most solemn of unions. My best wishes for a happy marriage and solid relationship that will support you through the many years ahead. Be well. God bless
@katemeow (847)
• Singapore
15 Jun 08
wow, very nice. thanks!
@wahm805 (76)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I have been the same way with my now fiance. for the longest time, I was very nervous about the idea of marriage even though I knew he was the one for a long time. I think it was just my fear or something so finite. Marriage is such a commitment, and in the back of my head, if we weren't married, there was always an escape if things turned sour. But since getting pregnant and realizing that hey...I don't want there to be an end to this relationship, I was ecstatic when he asked me to marry him. I just knew it was right.
• India
15 Jun 08
when u r set in life and have everting in life n need some one with whom u can share ur things that time u r ready for marriage
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
Good day. i think one is ready for marriage when one can accept the unexpected whether for the good or sadly for the bad.
@Jhordie (5116)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
If you are 100% sure that you love him and you see yourself spending the rest of your life with him. Then you are on the right track. But besides that love thing, financial stability should be considerd also for couples cannot live by love alone, they too should have something to drink, to eat and to clothe themselves up. And last but the most important way to know if it is time... ASK FOR GOD'S GUIDANCE... He knows what is best for you
• India
14 Jun 08
Hi kate how are you. its great that you are in love from long time last 5 years i think this much time is sufficient for you to understand each other. Now your yourself feel urge for him to present all the time in rest of life and for sure that you cannot live without him. so it is a love finaly got to be stamped. i think youre should get married now.