Ask yourself these eight questions before you tie the knot.
8. Are you willing to go public with your desire to find a marriage partner or to be married?
Marriage is not a dirty word. I went to a singles event with my Motivated to Marry(TM) questionnaire and asked several people, "Do you want to take a quiz to see if you are Motivated to Marry(TM)?" They looked at me like deer in the headlights. I figured they were afraid to let others know at a singles event that they were really looking to settle down. (Perhaps they were surprised to be talking to a married woman at a singles event! Yet, dating is my business!) 7 Signs You Need Help Finding Love
I tell my clients to be very upfront about their intentions to find a partner for marriage. "Won't I scare the guy away?" is a question I often am asked. My answer is, "if he is scared to talk about wanting to find someone for marriage, then let him be scared away. The right person will stick around because he is interested in the same thing you are."
One of my male clients from DC met a woman online in New York. She told my client that she just wanted to be friends. He told her that he has plenty of friends and that he is looking for a marriage partner. This man is clearly ready for a marriage. He is willing to stick to his goal. I commend him for his focus and determination. How To Spot Mr. Right's Online Dating Profile
So, you are the only person who can say if you are ready or not for marriage. It takes giving yourself a very honest assessment. If you ask yourself the above questions, you will get closer to answering the question, "Am I truly ready for marriage?"
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