By Hope Ankney
It’s official! In the latest celebrity wedding news, country singers Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are married after only one year of dating. UsMagazine.com confirms the wedding happened over the weekend in Nashville. The wedding ceremony came quickly after the celebrity couple had gotten their marriage license back in September. Pearce celebrated on Instagram with a photo of her and her new husband holding the license with nothing, but smiles all around.
This couple didn’t waste much time just dating before their celebrity wedding. How do you know you’re ready to marry your partner?
In celebrity news, Pearce and Ray only dated a year before they knew they were the ones for each other. But, knowing when you’re ready to walk down the aisle is an important decision for every couple. If you’ve been with someone for a while, and you’re wondering if you’re both ready to dive headfirst into marriage, fortunately, Cupid has some love advice on signs you should look out for:
1. You recognize that effort is necessary: There’s a certain stereotype that claims when you find the right one, everything will be easy. But, that isn’t the case. In fact, every relationship has hardship and takes two people coming together to make an effort to keep their love alive. If you or your partner hasn’t realized that being in this marriage is a long-term commitment to making an effort with one another, then maybe you’re not ready to say “I do.”
2. You make long-term plans together: If you’re in it for the long haul, chances are both you and your partner have talked about your future together. Making serious life plans with your significant other is a big sign that you’re ready for marriage. You’ve talked about your hopes and dreams, and you’ve supported one another when discussing them. Never plan a wedding if your future doesn’t feature your partner as being apart of it.
3. You’ve done your fair share of soul-searching: Before you commit to someone else, you first must commit to yourself. The most important step of being in healthy relationships is to know your worth and love every aspect of who you are. If you’re expecting your partner to love you, you’ve got to invest in loving yourself, too. You’ve got to be willing, to be honest with yourself and to know every facet of who you are under different circumstances. Soul-searching is a hard part of life, and it can be very uncomfortable. But, when you’ve found peace and love inside yourself, you’re more than ready to be married to someone who feels the same.
How did you know when you were ready for marriage? Sound off in the comments below!