You may or may not know exactly who you’re going to marry, but it’s important that you know what to look for in a potential spouse. Even though some traits can be compromised on and passed off as cute eccentricities, there are some qualities that are a must if you want your marriage to be a healthy and happy one.
Shares (or at least Respects) Your Beliefs
Beliefs are not only religious, there are some beliefs that guide your day to day life. The man you marry should share those beliefs, or at least be secure enough in themselves to respect and not try to change them. If you can find a man who believes in chai as a non-negotiable just like you, you’ve found your soulmate.
Trusting AND Trustworthy
If either of you feel the need to pry into each other’s phones or social media accounts, it’s plain that there’s no trust and what good is such a relationship. If you’ve found a partner who trust you and who you can trust, that is the man you want to marry!
Good Sense of Humor (Private Jokes Help)
These days when people are always on the lookout for ways to get offended, it’s tough to find someone with a good sense of humor and a happy disposition. There will be many times in your life when things will look dire and dank, but a good sense of humor will help to make light of things. And of course, if your man can entertain private jokes, it will help to make your relationship stronger!
All relationships require sacrifices from all involved. In our corner of the world, it is commonly believed that only the woman needs to sacrifice and compromise to build a home, but that is not the case. You can’t build a happy marriage unless both partners are willing to give an inch (or more if needed). If you’ve found a man who doesn’t think of the idea of him compromising as impossible and repulsive, marry him!
It pays to marry a smart man who will always help you with good insights and well-thought-out advice. If he’s intelligent, you’ll never have to scramble to make conversation and your marriage will never have a dull moment.
Respects Your Family
Let’s face it, we all love our parents and we feel that we could physically hurt people who disrespect them. But what would you do if the person disrespecting your family is your husband? It’s hard to imagine a good response to this, which is why you should not marry a man who disrespects your family in any way, especially in humor.