4 Things to keep in mind before saying yes to an arranged marriage
Are you thinking of going for an arranged marriage but are scared at the prospect of it? Consider these things before saying yes to it and to avoid any communication gaps.
Sure, love marriages are romantic and dreamy and you are filled with the excitement of marrying your soulmate. But there are times when people often go for an arranged marriage instead of a love marriage. This is because their parents have chosen a suitable match for them by keeping their requirements and needs in mind.
Often people are hesitant to say yes to an arranged marriage as they think of it as being uncool and feel scared of spending their life with a stranger. While indeed it is a scary thought, but considering these things before saying yes, can make it less scary and much easier for you.
While talking to your to-be spouse, be frank and communicate what you want from the relationship. Clarify whatever you feel doubtful about and let them know your limitations if any. Tell them what you expect from the marriage and share your aims and aspirations with them that you wish to pursue after marriage.
You two barely know each other. So to avoid any communication gaps, be open and direct in your approach. Don’t hesitate in asking awkward questions from them, like questions about their past. Know that it is normal for you to ask them such things to get to know them better.
Make the effort to spend time with your to-be inlaws before saying yes to the marriage, to bond with them and to know whether you are comfortable around them or not, and to know about their family values.
The most important thing to consider before saying yes to an arranged marriage is to know whether you two are compatible with each other or not. From financial to mental compatibility, be sure about it before agreeing to the marriage.