10 signs your relationship will lead to marriage
For most of us, the whole point of going into a relationship with a person is to know how
compatible you both are for marriage.
You've probably been dating for a while now and it seems like there is no better time
than now to walk down the aisle with him/her, but you two can't seem to figure out if you
want the relationship to lead to marriage.
Or you’re probably with a partner who loves you so much, and you love him/her right back,
but when it comes to the question of when are you both getting married, you are scared
because you know that marriage is a huge commitment that is a lifetime journey.
And with so many choices around, you are tempted to go back to check if you are with the perfect
one or not.
Well, maybe it's time you stopped overthinking it and finally commit.
In this video, we’ll be sharing with you 10 signs that indicate that your relationship
is going to lead to marriage.
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Your communication is effective
Effective communication is paramount for any relationship to work.
If your partner allows you to talk freely with him/her about anything and not feel judged.
If you don't have to think about how you want to say something but just go ahead to say
it partly because you know that they will understand and you can trust them to work
through anything together, then it's a sign that you are in a healthy relationship that
can lead to marriage.
When you don't feel the need to compose your lines before airing it neither do you bother
about how you need to say what you want to say (what details you want out or in), then
your relationship might be on the road to marriage.
Your partner listens to you
Your relationship is likely going to lead to marriage when you have a partner that listens
to you with genuine interest and remembers what you say because they love you.
Elinor Greenberg, psychologist and author of "The Pursuit of Love, Admiration, and Safety"
says, "One of the signs that your date is likely to make a good mate is that he or she
shows genuine interest in your life and listens attentively when you are speaking.
They also remember things that you have told them about yourself.
"Conversely, if the person that you are dating nearly always monopolizes the conversation,
does not ask you about yourself or your day, and then tunes you out when you start speaking,
these are clear signals that your date is not really very interested in you as a person
except as an audience for them.
If they are not interested now at the beginning of the relationship, they are likely to be
even less interested later on."
He/she is happy when you are happy
The right person, without thinking about it knows that his/her happiness comes from yours.
And this means that they are not only happy when you are happy, but they also make efforts
to ensure that you are happy most of the time.
Laura VanderDrift, associate professor of psychology at Syracuse University's College
of Arts and Sciences and director of the Close Relationships Lab at Syracuse University says,
"It certainly helps if you're dating someone that you want to make happy and who wants
to make you happy in return.
Couples who each truly place the needs and wants of their partners with or above their
own seem to handle a lifetime of compromising, juggling priorities, and collaborating better
than couples who individually pursue their own best interests,"
You are one another's biggest fan and cheerleader
Licensed marriage and family therapist Marissa Nelson says when you are in a relationship
headed for marriage, "You encourage each other’s individual growth and give support to the
pursuit of each other's dreams and career aspirations.
If one of you succeeds, you both win, and that level of strength over time can be a
telling sign that engagement is on the horizon."
You trust one another enough to allow some personal space
Trust is of utmost importance in every relationship and as a way of showing that you trust your
partner is giving them some personal space to enjoy his/her hobbies or time out with
friends and the likes.
Rhonda Richards-Smith, psychotherapist and relationship expert says,
"There's nothing worse than feeling smothered or obligated to track your partner's every
If you are both able to trust one another enough to have your own time, space, and friends,
chances are you're on the right track,"
You resolve conflicts in a healthy way
Conflicts are a part of relationships but working things out in a constructive manner
while loving each other still is a sign of a healthy relationship which can lead to marriage.
Perpetua Neo, psychologist, an expert in toxic relationships and creator of the Detox Your
Heart program says, "When we are unhappy and we don't say anything, our resentment builds
up and boils over.
Some women prefer the man to take charge.
Some women want the man to be more passive.
So you've got to think about your values.
In healthy relationships, growth is very important, generally in the same direction, so you need
to be able to have arguments, and conflicts and points of disagreements without killing
Rather it's an opportunity to say, hey, this is how your brain works, this is how I feel,
and can we actually learn from each other in this point in time, and grow in the same
general direction, with our own wisdom and our own failures."
You respect one another
When you love and respect the person you're with, you don't gossip about their personal
failings instead you only refer to them with respect and kindness, and your pride is evident.
Also, you do not use the absence of your partner to stray or cheat.
They accept you for who you are
A good sign that your relationship will lead to marriage is if you are with a partner that
loves you and is not in anyway trying to change you.
When you feel good that your partner is patient and true, treats you the same in public as
he/she does at home, then you're on the right path
You make life-decisions together
Both parties are free to make their own decisions independent of the other but couples who include
one another in big decisions are headed for marriage.
Nelson says, "These partners plan for the future and think about making life decisions
with the unit in mind.
They may devise a plan to pay down student loans and financial debt together, purchase
a car in each other's name, or buy a house together.
They may have children or begin planning for that next phase in life.
You know this relationship is forever because the couple is deeply committed to creating
a future of which they can both be proud."
You want to share everything with one another
If regardless of what type of news you get, the first person you want to share it is your
partner because you know they are always there for you, then it is a sign that your relationship
will lead to marriage.
You are not concerned about sharing only things that display your strength and heroism but
also things that expose your weaknesses and fears with your partner.
In summary, if you feel that any of the above stated points is lacking in your relationship,
that’s not a verdict that things are not going well, it may just be a sign to improve
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