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5 things to consider before marriage

17 September 2015, 14:48 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - What should you know before getting married?

Relationships are a façade wait until you marry them

It is common knowledge that people do undergo a dramatic change after getting a formal commitment. Who will not be scared by that? You have been in a relationship with someone and you are still not yet sure if you have seen all their true colors. That concerns you, it concerns us, and it concerns anyone who is being pressured to tie the knot. At the back of your mind you tell you yourself, this is it, now I am about to find them out. First argument and the first line is, ‘why haven’t I or did I never know about this side of you?’

Partners stop being ‘fun’ and become strict controlling task masters

Which is true; the happier couple always maintains their relationship and what kept them together. The ones who become miserable are the ones who go in with such lines; ‘shouldn’t you be behaving like a husband should? I thought you would change!’ ‘Start acting like a married woman, I don’t think this friend is good for you!’ ‘Married women do not go with their husbands out; they stay at home and take care of the children!’ The lines are so many and I am not yet even married. Tells you why I am afraid of commitment. Now with such exemplary performances why would I want to run into that?

Children take over everything

It is good to Nerea but I know children are not 6 months work, 1 years work but 18 years work. They are a joy but you will want your child to be okay. It is no longer about you but them. Add in a partner, neglect them and the marriage is already falling apart if you did not have a plan. Have a plan! That is all I will say on that, be prepared –mentally and financially. That is the only way you and your partner will manage your relationship together and the family part as well.

Amazing sex goes out of the window

Pressures of work, pressures of running a growing household and pressures of making sure it does not fall apart; it is like you are constantly looking over your shoulder. Even planning an evening out with your man or women becomes a process. Add in work late nights before you know it you are going 6months with no sex. Soon enough one partner starts questioning where the other is getting it from and insecurities set in. You now have to work hard for something that came naturally to the both of you one time.

You are stuck with this person forever

When you look back at your track record, it is not good. You barely stayed longer than year. You still think this one is a miracle for pushing 13months. Then they ask when you will be ready and you are not sure because what happened with the others might happen with this one. All that paperwork that will have to take place because of a band on a finger.

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