Miley Cyrus is all grown up! The 19-year-old singer and actress is engaged to Liam Hemsworth, whom she met on the set of the Nicholas Sparks film The Last Song. The two have been dating on and off for the past three and a half years, but a source confirms to US Weekly that they are officially saying “I do.” Rumors were spreading last March that the couple was engaged, but Miley objected to them all, stating “I’ve worn this same ring on this finger since November!” Although the two are extremely busy, they are very supportive of each other and enjoy the time they can spend together.

How do you know when you’re ready for marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Marriage is a wonderful and beautiful thing. But how do you know if you’re really ready for a lifetime with your partner?  Here are some things to consider:

1. You’ve planned for a marriage, not just a wedding day: Before getting married, you should make sure you’re both aware of each other’s expectations for the future. Questions like whether you’re going to have a family, where you’ll live,  what to do with your bank account and the like should all be discussed before the big day.

2. You understand that people change: We’re not saying that after the honeymoon your new spouse is going to morph into some type of animal, but people’s goals and expectations for their life often do change. They may want to switch occupations or live somewhere else, as may you. You have to be willing to accept them both for who they are and for who they may become, flaws and all.

3. You have complete trust in each other: With the rapid growth in technology, trusting your partner is even more important today than it was in the past.  From Facebook to texting, there’s no longer just one face-to-face world. You may not know where your spouse is at all times, but if you communicate with each other and remain honest, you can rest assured that your marriage will stay strong.

How did you know you were ready to get married? Tell us your story below!