As you change your status from Miss to Mrs there are so many things to expect as you go into marriage.
There is no perfect home as there surely will be ups and downs. For you to take the first step by exchanging vows then you are into a huge world. You need to know that every marriage you admire is because the two parties work towards it.
Take note of ‘work’ because it demands continuous effort. Marriage remains a major milestone regardless of how long you have known each other.
For the newlyweds or the about to get married here are five simple things you must know
- Responsibility isn’t an option
This is unarguably as your new status also demands a level of responsibility. When you were still single you could stay out all night and not be accountable to anybody but as a wife/husband you can’t just decide to be out all night without informing your partner. This is just one of the many part of responsibility.
- It’s our Problem
As a couple and a new couple at that there should be nothing like ‘it’s your problem’. Every problem your spouse faces is equally yours too and also your business. So it is better to help find a solution rather than been carefree over the problem.
- Be ready to compromise
Two cannot work together unless they agree and compromise is a part of agreement. You must understand that your spouse is from a completely different background and certainly holds principles that would be different from yours. In order to avoid a clash you have to compromise. Your different ideas will need to be inculcated into one for your benefit.
- Your relationship is your priority
In order to maintain your relationship you need to go into marriage with the mindset that your marriage demands priority. You will come across the downs as well as the ups but you need to be determined to make it work.
- This is forever
This certainly isn’t new to you because you already knew. This point was certainly made last to place importance on the fact that there is no running away as your relationship is forever and ever until death do you part.
BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU