When you’ve been in a relationship for years, you sometimes wonder if it’s going anywhere or if it’s going to progress to marriage. On one hand, you might want to tie the knot already, wondering when your partner’s going to talk about marriage. On the other, if you bring the topic up yourself, it could cause friction in your relationship.
The Truth About The Right Time To Talk About Marriage
So, what exactly do you do? Do you wait for the right time to bring the topic up, or do you just stay silent? Most people actually prefer to just blow the idea of marriage off of their mind because they fear that it may come off too strong. However, this is not the healthiest route to walk on.
The truth is, there’s no right time to talk about marriage. Each relationship progresses in a different way, so talking about marriage can be ideal early on in some relationships, and much later in others.
The point, though, is that you need to take the topic up. As a rule of thumb, try asking after a year of being together. It’s going to be an awkward topic but you need to bring it up to know if your partner is on the same page as you.
How To Talk About Marriage In An Unawkward Way
When it is time to have the marriage-talk, follow the tips below to make the situation as less awkward as possible:
- Ask your partner’s opinion about marriage instead of asking flat out, “Are you going to marry me?” For example, you can ask, “What do you think about tying the knot?”
- You can also insert questions about the future like, “Where will we be five years from now?”
- Be as open-minded as possible. If your partner is not giving you the answers you want, you might want to consider that they may not be ready for a serious commitment now, but it doesn’t mean that they won’t be forever.
If you feel like you’re not on the same page in life, it could be time to reassess your priorities. Just remember that you need to be balanced in your decision. Don’t jump to conclusions quickly. Give your partner a chance to change his or her mind, if you feel like there’s still hope. For, more tips about relationships, make sure to check out the rest of our blog.