Marriage is the most fulfilling relationship and can at the same time be the most hurting relationship.
Choosing your partner well is the foundation for a good marriage.But to the youth,choosing is the most neglected part when one is settling down to marriage.
It’s better to fall in love to someone who is your friend.
Qualities to look for in your partner before settling down to marriage
1. Can you accept one another as partner?-You can’t change your partner and should be ready to accommodate the differences that you have.As a partner don’t promise to change if you know it’s hard for you to.
2. Do you like each other?-Liking is more basic than loving.If he /she is your ideal friend then you are able to share secrets.
3. Are your values comparable?-This is being open/honest with each other values that is there are no reservations in your relating together.That is there is mutual respect,responsibility,loving/caring.
4. Are you comfortable with the way you express your feelings to your partner?
5. Are you comparable in how you look at life?-That is whether your partner is an optimistic positive partner or a pessimistic negative person.
Factors that young people should consider before marriage
1. Marriage as a teen is a known risk factor for divorce.-Marriage is best for partners who are at an age that they can be responsible for themselves.
2.The more partners are similar in terms of principles,background and goals,there are high chances that the marriage can in the long run be fruitful.
3.Education background-Partners who are educated to maybe college level have high chances of successful marriage.this is due to their diverse exposure to different environment.
4. Marriage helps to generate wealth and income.-People who are in marriage may be economically better off.
5. It’s important to know how you got to know your partner.The most likely places is through introduction by a family member or a friend or through acquaintances.
6. Living together before marriage is not fruitful.
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