You’ve been dating for a couple of months and everything is going well. Scratch that, it’s going better than well. It’s going unbelievably fantastically incredibly great – and you think he might just be “the one.”
Is marriage in your future? This is a question that many couples ask themselves as their relationship progresses. The best way to assess the status of your relationship is to discuss it with your partner. Let him know what you’re thinking and find out what he’s thinking. Communication really is everything.
Whatever you do, it’s usually a safe bet that you should proceed with caution before you have a lengthy discussion about your relationship and it’s marriage potential. Guys are often more commitment-phobic than women at the beginning of stages. Then, later on, it tends to be the opposite. Regardless, every person is different. Give him at least three months before you discuss marriage. Sometimes if you come on too strong, you can stop a relationship that would have been perfect. I’m not saying to not ever talk about it – just to wait at least three months. You also need time to figure out how you truly feel. Puppy love can be overwhelming and fade fast. Make sure what you have is real and lasting before you make any sort of declaration.
Bottom Line: You’ll know if marriage is in your future or not at a certain point. There will come a time when you know that you want to be with this man for the rest of your life, or you’ll never want to be with him for the rest of your life. There will come a time for him too. Don’t rush that moment. Let it happen when it happens. You’ll know – and then be open to sharing your feelings with him and hopefully, he’ll be sharing his with you as well.