Congratulations to Hollywood power couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, on their engagement!  The longtime couple have been together since 2005 and have six children together.  Sources say that their upcoming marriage is a promise for the future.  Their children, who have long been supportive of the pair tying the knot, are said to be very happy.  According to People, there is no date set for the wedding at this time.  The actress’ stunning engagement ring was designed by Robert Procop.

When you’re in a long-term relationship, how do you know when to get married?

Cupid’s Advice:

No one can tell you when it’s time to get married.  While some couples tie the knot after six weeks, others choose to simply live together, but never actually get married.  Remember, there is no right or wrong way to make your commitment to your partner official.  If you do choose to get married, here are some signs that it might be time:

1. Children: When you have children with your partner, it may be in their best interests for you to be legally married.

2. Assets: If you’ve bought a house or car together, your relationship is probably very serious.  Consider making your union official.

3. Desire: Not every serious couple feels the need to get married, but if you do, it may be time to see how your partner feels about marriage.

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