Cupid's Pulse Article: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting MarriedCupid's Pulse Article: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting Married

By April Littleton

Getting married is a big step in a couple’s relationship. This should be an exciting time for you as long as you’re doing it for the right reasons. Are you about to tie the knot with that special someone, but in the back of your mind you’re still questioning your motives? Cupid has four questions you should ask yourself before you decide whether or not you’re ready to commit:

Why are you getting married?

What’s you reason for getting married? Some couples feel pressured to get married because of a family member of friend who is close to tying the knot. You shouldn’t feel like you have to rush future plans with your honey just because you see everyone else making the final commitment to their loved ones. You need to get married for the right reasons, so if you’re skipping ahead because you see everyone else doing it, then you need to take a step back and be honest about your relationship.

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Are you 100 percent sure?

It’s normal to have pre-wedding jitters, but once those nerves fade way you should be completely sure your partner is the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. If you’re constantly catching yourself doubting your decision to get married, sit down and talk to someone you trust or see a pre-marital counselor. Trust yourself. If the situation just doesn’t feel right to you, postpone the wedding until you feel more comfortable.

Do you and your partner have similar life goals?

Think about whether or not you and your significant other want the same things in life. How many kids do you see yourself having with your honey? Will your careers keep you from spending a lot of family time together? Where do you want to live? How financially stable will the two of you be? Your marriage won’t succeed if you and your partner don’t have similar goals and interests. It might not seem like much now, but once you’re around each other on a long-term basis, you’ll realize how important it is to be on the same page with each other.

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Do you really know the person you’re getting married to?

How long have you and your partner been in a relationship with each other? Have you both been completely honest with each other since you’ve been an item? If you’re keeping anything from your significant other and if you’ve caught him/her in their fair share of lies, think about what that means for your relationship. Do you really know each other? You might want to spend some more time connecting with each other before you make such a huge commitment to each other.

What are some other questions you should ask yourself before getting married? Comment below.