Relationship Facts You Should Know Before Tying the Knot

August 31, 2017 at 6.04am by in Dating advice
Relationship Facts

Finally making a decision to marry someone is a serious thing. There are just so many things that you need to consider, because this is going to be the person you are spending the rest of your life with. Loving this person means you also have to accept all of their flaws and imperfections. It is not just about the things that you like and love about them. A lot of things will change in the years to come and your relationship will evolve. And you have to be ready for all of these because love alone is not enough to make a marriage work.

This is the reason why you need to be ready for a commitment before you finally tie the knot, to make sure you are making the right decision and to reduce the chances of ending up with a failed marriage.

Here are some of the most important things you need to know before finally getting married.

1. Most successful marriages are those which happened between couples who started as friends

Friendship is considered to be one of the biggest factors in successful marriages. That is because before the couple even became a couple, they have established a strong foundation first and that is friendship. Also, when you are friends with your spouse first, it means that you have already known each other very well and have already learned to accept each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The little imperfections of your wife or husband do not surprise you anymore.

2. Cuddling plays a huge role in making long term relationships last longer

Cuddling does not actually just help husband and wife relationships; it also helps cultivate relationship of children to their parents. That is because it increases satisfaction in relationships when people often hug or embrace.

3. Waiting until you are completely ready to commit reduces the chances of getting divorced

Marriage is all about commitment. And you should know that love is not the only thing that is needed to make a relationship, especially a marriage work. You may love your partner right now but when things start to get rough, when you start to face challenges, you will sometimes feel like you don’t like your partner anymore or you start to hate their imperfections. However, what can keep the two of you together is your commitment. It is your commitment and decision to stick together that will make your relationship work. This means that until you are ready to do all these, you should not consider getting married just yet.

4. The honeymoon phase could be a myth

While many couples would say that the honeymoon phase is just something that lasts for the first few years of your married life, it could not be true. That’s because there are some married couples who felt lonelier when they were just starting out. Remember that it is all a matter of decision; a decision to love each other everyday, a decision to look at the positive things about each other instead of your weaknesses, and a decision to work on that love and allowing it to grow as time goes by.

5. Couples who appreciate one another have greater chances of staying together

Making your partner feel that you appreciate them and making them feel that you are thankful for every little thing they do could go a long way, and vice versa. The attitude of gratitude is one of the key things to a lasting relationship. It could also make your relationship stronger.

6. Discussion about finances should happen during the earlier parts of the marriage

If you think that it will help your relationship if you delay the discussion and conversations about money, then you thought wrong. Finances are one of the most important things that you could never ignore when you are already married. Whether you like it or not, whether you talk about it now or not, there will come a time when you really have to deal with it. However, if you wait longer, it might cause you more headache, arguments and troubles than it should. You need to deal with these things now so you can agree about it earlier on. Income, wealth and money are one of the major issues and reasons behind divorce and failed marriages. You don’t want yours to be like this, too. Set each other’s expectations already regarding your finances, budgeting, expenses and everything else pertaining to money.

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