Everything you have done so far has been with the desire and goal of getting married to your special lady. After all the time, effort and money invested in your search you have finally reached a point where your dreams of having a lifetime partner will soon become a reality.
Keep in mind that marriage is not the end of your journey but really the beginning of a new one. Be prepared to leave behind the man you once were and embrace the man you are about to become. If you have never been married before then you are about to take a big step into a new world and lifestyle that is extremely fulfilling but accept the fact there there will be a few frustrations and challenges along the way.
It is natural to be nervous or apprehensive about the unknown that lies ahead especially if your time with your lady has not been very long. All that you have gone through so far as a couple has been a test of your compatibility. Reflect honestly on your experiences together and you will know if you are truly compatible to venture into the next phase of your relationship or not.
Marriage means different things to each individual and in each society. Beside the religious and cultural connotations associated with marriage there is also a legal component to the institution of marriage. The legal aspects will vary depending on the country and possibly the region within that country as well. In the United States the laws that govern the rights and obligations of a married couple are defined by each state.
Before getting married you may want to familiarize yourself with the legal ramifications associated with a divorce in your legal jurisdiction. Although the thought of preparing for a divorce just before a new marriage is not very romantic, or inspirational, it may be one of the best things you do if you have significant financial assets to protect. Obtaining a prenuptial agreement may be a prudent course of action.
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