We wrote a little bit about getting married and handling money, but we figured that we probably should clarify things a little bit. First and foremost, we’re not telling anyone not to get married. If you honestly feel in your heart that you’re ready to get married, then there’s no reason that you shouldn’t do that. It’s a matter of making sure that you’re going to be able to take care of yourself no matter what happens in life. It’s a matter of ensuring that you really do have what it takes to be there for the other person in the marriage. Isn’t that what it’s all about? We wanted to make sure that we are being as open and honest as possible.
The truth is that marriage has a lot of great benefits. First and foremost, you get to walk through life with someone that you deeply care about. You get to enjoy a certain pleasure and joy that a lot of people don’t experience. You get to have a good time with someone that loves and treasures you — what could be better than that?
But marriage is a lot of work in terms of communication, because it’s not just about you anymore. Even before you decide to have children, you have to think about the life that you’ve built with your partner. What goals do both of you have?
Handling money woes before getting married lays the foundation for a better life than if you could think of nothing else other than paying the bills. This can really stress you out and make you tired, which is why it’s better to step back and really ensure that you have everything tended to in a certain fashion. It’s one thing to just assume that you’re not going to have to worry about much of anything, but is that really the case?
Map out where you’re going with your partner, and you’ll cut down on one of the biggest stressors to hit married couples: finances. It’s no joke either — many divorcees cite financial concerns as the top reason why they broke away from their spouse.
You deserve every chance at a happy life. A young marriage doesn’t mean that everything will go up in flames. If you got that message from our last article on marriage, we apologize. We only mean to warn you away from thinking that you have to fight about finances. If you can get your finances smoothed out before getting married, then you’re going to be setting yourself up for a great time.
We wish you all the best in your new married life — or your engaged one, if you haven’t popped the question yet!