LIFESTYLE: 3 Telltale Signs It's The Right Time To Get Married


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Marriage isn’t for everyone - and that’s completely fine. Many people are content being in relationships that aren’t formally bound by marriage. It’s completely up to you whether or not you want to do this. 

Nevertheless, marriage is still the end goal for a lot of people in relationships. It’s something you are actively thinking about in the future. So, how do you know when it’s the right time to get married? 

For starters, there is no ‘right’ time in the sense of a timescale. Couples can be together for months and get married, then live happily ever after. Similarly, some couples are together for over a decade before deciding to tie the knot. You shouldn’t think of things from a time perspective, but more from a relationship perspective. 

With that in mind, here are three signs it’s the right time to get married: 

You trust your partner immensely 

You can’t have a marriage without trust. Do you trust your partner with your life? Do you trust them to always be there for you, and to put you - and your future family - first? If the answer is yes, you are definitely on the road to being ready for marriage. If the answer is no, that doesn’t necessarily mean marriage is always off the cards. You could have an early relationship where trust is still building to the point where you know they’ll always have your back. 

For me, this is particularly important for single mothers. You need to know that you can trust your partner to not only look after you but to look after your child as well. 

You can live together

One of the strangest concepts in life is when partners don’t live together until after they are married. This is seen in more traditional relationships, where you get a house together after you’re married. However, in modern times, it’s just wise to live together before you take your relationship further. 

You never truly know how compatible you are with someone until you live with them and share a place together. You’re constantly around one another, always in each other’s space. You’ll either get on very well - and it brings you closer - or you hate it. If you have been living together and feel your relationship has improved dramatically, it’s another sign that marriage is right for you. 

You’ve had the marriage talk

A lot of people can get carried away by the idea of marriage. In your spare time, you’re looking at engagement rings online and pinning different wedding concepts to your Pinterest board. However, you can’t think about marriage until you’ve had a talk with your partner. 

Speak to them about the whole idea of marriage to see where they stand. Are they even keen to get married? This can be such an important conversation as it lets you know if you’re both on the same page. Obviously, if you are, then it’s another big tick in the marriage box. 

If you’ve noticed all of these signs, it’s a good indication that your relationship is ready for marriage. Now, it’s just a case of personal preference. You’re ready, but when do you want to get married? Perhaps you want to wait until you can buy a house instead of renting one? Maybe you want to save up a certain amount of money before getting married? It doesn’t really matter when you get married; what matters is that you’re ready. 

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