He’s just proposed, or you find out he’s planning on doing it. It’s common for a lot of thoughts to run through your mind. You have doubts that the relationship will last, and you can start wondering whether now really is the time to get engaged. Now could be the perfect time, and here are six reasons to seriously consider it.
You Love Each Other
What better reason than because you love each other? You want to spend the rest of your lives together, and are willing to stay there for better or for worse.
If you can’t agree to any of that, then you really need to reconsider this. Some couples see the marriage license as a piece of paper, but it’s a piece of paper that shows your commitment because you love each other.
There Is More Financial Stability
Yes, there is a wedding to plan, but getting married is a great way to bring more financial stability.
There are also tax breaks to consider. No, this is not the only reason you should get married. You do need to want to spend the rest of your lives together, but it is a great perk. There is someone to share the financial decisions with, and it’s great if you already live together. The stability is also there for children if you have them.
A Problem Shared Is a Problem Halved
By choosing to get married, you will be able to share your problems together. This can help to lessen depression and anxiety, because there is someone else to take on part of the stress.
It doesn’t matter whether it is a stress within your career or a financial problem. Having someone else there is a major benefit.
The Companionship for the Rest of Your Life
Being single can be extremely lonely. You don’t have the daily interaction with others, especially if you don’t work in an office environment.
When you marry, you have someone there to listen to you in times of needs and someone to just have fun with. This also helps to live a happier life, and can battle against depression and other mental illnesses.
The Start of Your Own Family
Whether you had a great family growing up or a poor one, getting engaged is the start of your very own family. You may have plans to have children, or you may plan to just have pets in the home.
This is something you will need to discuss to make sure you both want the same things out of your lives together.
It Feels Like the Right Thing
What is your gut telling you? Your gut instinct is usually right. There may be the odd doubts—everyone has them—but if your gut is telling you now is the time to get engaged, then it’s probably right.
Do you really want to regret missing out on this a few months or years down the line when you realise you have lost the man of your dreams?