By Meranda Yslas

After a rocky past couple of years, Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is happy to announce her celebrity engagement to her boyfriend, Matt Braier. Portwood shared the news with UsMagazine.com, saying that her new relationship is nothing like her famous relationship, or rather infamous relationship, with past boyfriend, Gary Shirley.  Prior to her recent celebrity engagement announcement, Portwood had her fair share of celebrity news circulating around her, including her arrest for possession of drugs and a charge for domestic violence. Luckily for this bride-to-be, that is all in the past and she is ready to start anew with her fiancé. 

Portwood and Baier are happy to announce their celebrity engagement, and sources say Portwood has changed a lot since the last time she was on TV. How do you know you’re in a good place emotionally to get married?

Cupid’s Advice:

Taking the next step in a relationship and love can be scary if you aren’t sure you’re ready. Jumping into a marriage too quickly and without confidence can lead to a nasty break-up. Here’s Cupid advice on what to check for to see if you’re ready to walk down the aisle:

1. You don’t always put your needs first: You are now able to recognize that in order for this partnership to work, comprises need to be made. Relationships, especially marriages, are a constant give and take, and finding a balance between the two will help ensure no one’s feelings are pushed aside.

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2. Accepting the little things: A fight used to erupt when your partner left the toilet seat up or forgot to mention that there is no more orange juice, but now you let those silly things go. You are understanding that not everything needs to be an argument.

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3. Trust issues have disappeared: If your partner goes out with some friends for a few drinks, you don’t feel the need to constantly check up on them and see what they are doing. You trust them and don’t need an alibi when they get home.

How did you know you were ready to tie the knot? Share your stories below!