Try this. One weekend, invite no less than five married couples over to your house for a dinner party. While everyone is enjoying your food and sipping some wine, ask them to share with you if marriage is anything like what they thought it would be. Whether they’ve been married two or 20 years, something tells us that they will all say “no” in unison.
Not to say that they will imply that marriage is bad or that they have any regrets. In some ways, marriage is a lot like parenting—one of the best and hardest things you’ll ever do in life. Simultaneously. Actually, marriage may be harder because if you stick to “til death do us part”, you’re gonna be with your spouse a lot longer than you are going to be with your kids.
That’s why, even if you think that you’re ready for marriage, it’s a good idea to read articles like this one because sometimes, what we don’t realize is we’re more ready for a wedding than all that is to follow (your married friends will probably vouch for that too!).
How can you know if you fall into this oftentimes totally undetected category?