Here's the most obvious statement you'll read all day: marriage isn't something to take lightly. Obviously, when you marry someone, you want to spend the rest of your life with them. Yes, the rest of your life. Now, before you start hearing scary music in the background and reconsider everything you thought you knew about your relationship, let me tell you that marriage doesn't have to make you tremble in fear. There are definitely ways to know if you should marry your partner or not, because, as they say, not everyone is "marriage material" and not every relationship is meant to end in life-long commitment.
I've been married for more than two years, and while that seems like nothing in comparison to other married couples, we've definitely experienced our fair share of ups and downs. There have been days when our marriage has been downright difficult, but I know at the end of the day, there's no one I'd rather go through the hard (and the good) times with. And part of the reason I know that is because I was able to pinpoint the signs we were meant to get married long before saying, "I do."
Thinking through the ways to know you should marry someone will help guide you through the life-changing (and often not as black and white as we wish) decision to commit to spending your life together.