Everyone always keeps talking about what women must do before getting married- what they should learn to do, what they should understand, how they should enjoy, etc. But not much is written or said about men, who in fact are more worried about losing all their freedom! But guys, marriage is not the end of your life (as some of you fear). It is just the end of your bachelor life, and there are some things you definitely must do before stepping into the new phase of your life. Here are five things that we thought you should not miss, especially if you desire a long and happy married life.
1. Know what you really want
First things first. Before you decide to take the big step, know why you want to get married in the first place, and then, what you really expect from your life partner. If you yourself are confused about these two most important things, how will you turn out to be a good husband and family man?
2. Be alone to know yourself better
You might have lived in a hostel or travelled with friends, but before you step into the more serious and matured way of living, just spend some time completely alone, all by yourself. The best way to do this is by travelling alone, at least for a long weekend, if not more. You will be surprised at how much you get to know yourself and find a deeper connection with yourself. This peace of mind will make you a much happier, and a more accepting person, trust us.
3. Get your finances sorted
No matter how much you deny it, married life is all about taking responsibilities and building a new home. So, if you have decided to tie the knot, then you must make sure that your finances are absolutely sorted. There will be bills to pay, rent, insurances, EMIs, and other stuff that you probably didn’t imagine before. So, make sure you have cleared all your debts, and begun with making some savings and investments before you take the big step.
4. Get more organised
Not just your finances, but your living space and your habits too will need some organisation. Learning to keep your room clean, keeping unwashed socks and underwear away from clean clothes, and just making sure that everything is in the right place, is a priority! All these blunders might be allowed as part of bachelor life or while living in a hostel, but as a responsible man, your wife might have different expectations from you.
5. Get rid of the swear words
Your bachelor life, especially all the times spent with your other single friends, might have been full of carefree hanging out and partying. All the evenings and weekends of drunken brawls and football games might have led to some crazy swearing and slang. Many guys use cuss words even as part of casual chats with friends! This behaviour, of course, is fine with close friends, but that cannot continue once you decide to tie the knot. With your wife, and soon the kids too around, you might not want to continue with the “special language” you use with your friends
Just like every man desires for a woman who can be a good wife, friend and partner, every woman desires for a man who is responsible, caring and matured enough to begin the journey called “marriage”. With this checklist in hand, we are sure you will be able to make a great start to your new life.