By: Stan Popovich
Are many of your friends and family rushing you to get married and start a family?
It can very stressful to have others get on your case regarding your current relationships.
As a result, here are eight tips on how to deal with those who are pressuring you to get married.
1. Do what is best for you and your partner: The most important thing is to do what is best for your relationship. It is your life and you need to feel comfortable in your relationship. Do not be quick into making a life-long commitment if it is not something you want.
2. Talk with your partner on a regular basis: Communication with one another will prevent any misunderstandings on certain issues such as marriage. When a problem does come up, discuss your feelings and opinions to the other person. Don’t assume that the other person knows how you feel when it comes to getting married.
3. Develop a plan: Develop some kind of plan spelling out what you and your partner want to accomplish in your relationship. Having some kind of direction or set of goals can help clarify things which can help reduce any potential problems in your current relationship.
4. Communicate your intentions to your friends: Explain to your family and friends where you and your partner stand in terms of your plans on getting married and other aspects in your relationships. Give your friends the reasons on why you feel this way. Be willing to answer their questions so they understand where you are coming from.
5. Reduce any potential conflicts: Things will not always go smoothly when it comes to talking to your family and friends about possible marriage plans. When a potential problem starts to emerge among your friends, try to diffuse the situation immediately. Use your problem-solving skills to prevent arguments and always be polite when addressing your friends and family.
6. Do not argue with others: Some people may not like your decision and will try to argue with you. The key is to stand your ground. Do what is best for you and stand behind your decisions. Do not try to please others when it comes to making important decisions that can have a long-term impact on your life.
7. Distance yourself from those who do not respect your decisions: Nobody wants to be around people who are trying to get them to do something they don’t want to do. Make an effort to spend time with those who are supportive of your choices rather than hanging out with others who are stressing you out.
8. Getting married is not a race: Marriage is not something that should be rushed into. Marrying the wrong person can have a negative impact on your mental health, your happiness, and your financial life. You’re better off to take your time and go at a pace that makes you feel comfortable. Remember that this is your life and that you need to do what is best for you and your partner.
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