It’s a great thing when you finally decide to get married to a special person in your life. As soon as the proposal is done, you and your partner are officially engaged. You are not out of hot water yet, because with your engagement comes new challenges. One of them is called marriage pressure.
Coping With Marriage Pressure From Friends And Family
In case you’re not familiar with the term, marriage pressure happens when the people close to you always comment or suggest getting married as soon as possible. They will ask when the date will be or comment that you and your partner should marry quickly since there’s no point in waiting. Newly engaged couples are all too familiar with this. So, how can you deal with it?
1. Enjoy the engagement.
The first reason you could tell your friends and family is that you want to enjoy your engagement. Allow them to understand that marriage is going to come with a lot of adjustments and responsibilities, so it would be better if you and your partner are going to ease into it instead of just diving head first.
2. Focus on career stability first.
Those in your circle who are already married understand that the financial aspect of the union is important. You don’t want to move in together, or start investing in this or that when you are not financially ready as a couple. They will definitely understand where you are coming from, and will appreciate that you are being mature and responsible.
3. The preparing for the perfect celebration.
Of course, you never want to be rude when it comes to your family and friends. If you don’t want to offend them, give them the safest answer. Instead of saying that you’re not ready, or you want to be financially stable first, tell them that you are planning everything down to the smallest detail because you want everything to be perfect.
Remember that your friends and family mean well. They may not be aware that of marriage pressure and what it may be doing to your relationship. Talk to your partner first, and then politely give your friends and family the right response when they ask about your marriage date. For more tips, read other posts on the blog.