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4 signs you are ready for marriage

14 April 2016, 00:04 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - I don’t know what is wrong with my social feeds but every time I am on them, I just see babies. I have always liked babies but I have always known that I was never ready for them. Until recently, I have to admit. I think it is time but wait. You just don’t jump in there; let us first find the right man for the job; can’t be having babies with people who do not want to be parents or with people who are not meant to be parents. You have to be careful with such a decision in order for you to get the right results.

You become more conscious about other people other than yourself

When you get married, you sort of lose ‘you’.  It will become about your kids, it will be about your spouse, their family and what is best for them. Normally all the decisions you make, you will have to sit down and think of how it will affect them and not just you. Want a new job out of town? Who will look after your six month old? You want to quickly move up the ladder; you might end up compromising family. His mother or her mother needs a place to stay; some of your salary takes some of the heat and they might not like you but your feelings take a back seat. It is their parent. That is just how marriage works. You know you are ready for it when you can think of other people other than yourself.

When you have to make a list before even spending your money

This one is the truth. Just wait until you are an adult and you are getting money-no matter how small or big the amount. You will sit down and make a budget then as you go through the list, you use the elimination process. What can wait, and what cannot; especially if it is just about your expenses and no one else’s. You learn that and you are one step ready to have a family.  As long as you are not smart with money, you are not ready to settle down-in my opinion!

You can handle chaos

It is called home management for a reason. Your work will be chaos, your home will be chaos, your life will be chaos-everything will be chaos. You can hire people but it will still be chaos. If you easily get broken down and stressed, then you are not ready. You cannot go mental every time things do not work out your way. Just think; it could be worse. Once you learn how to use that phrase then you are ready.

The relationship you are in makes you the best you have ever been

Don’t get married to someone that makes you question everything, yourself, your values and you basically compromise yourself just by being with them. That is not the right recipe for marriage and family. Try a better foundation if you are yearning for a good outcome. There is no problem with waiting as long as this one is not working.

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