Here are 6 tips on how to deal with your friends who are pressuring you to get married.
1.Know What You Want
The most important thing to do is to know what you want to do. Think about it and determine for yourself what is best for you.
2. Tell Your Friends Your Intentions
Once you know where you stand, you need to communicate this to your friends and other people your intentions. Explain to them that you do not want to do what it is they are asking for you to do. Give them reasons on why you feel this way. Be willing to answer their questions so they understand where you are coming from.
3. Be firm in your decision and show confidence.
Some people will continue to argue with you and this is where you need to show that you mean business. Do not give in to their arguments. Do what is best for you and stand with your decision.
4. Hang Out With Supportive People
Hang out with different people or friends who do not respect your decisions. If your friends really like you, they need to respect you. Nobody wants to be with people who are trying to get them to do something they don’t want to do.
5. It Is Not A Race
Marriage is something not to be rushed into. Marrying the wrong person can have a toll on your mental health, your happiness, and your pocketbook. Your better to take your time and go at a pace you are comfortable with. If some of your friends can’t support you then you need to find people who will support you.
6. It Is About You
Don’t let your friends make the choice for you to get married. Remember this is about the rest of your life and its important not to let someone else tell you how to live your life. Your friends may have good intentions, but you got to do what is best for you.
Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/