Before I got married, people kept telling me that I should hurry up because time was running out. They meant well, but it felt like they were always reminding me that I should get married soon. They said things like, “A woman is like a flower and withers quickly.” It’s good to get married early if it happens, but if it doesn’t, that’s okay too. Here are 7 reasons why getting married later is not a bad thing:
You have time to figure out who you really are. Some people go through life not really knowing themselves. The longer you wait before getting married, the more likely you are to discover what you want in life, like the job you’d like and the kind of life you want to live.
Our thoughts and feelings change as we get older. What I liked and wanted when I was 19 was very different from what I liked in my mid-twenties. People change, and it’s okay to grow and change.
You have time to enjoy your freedom. You can make decisions without big consequences. You can travel and do things without worrying about responsibilities. You can spend your money the way you want and have fun exploring.
You become more mature. Growing up isn’t just about age. As you get older, you gain more experience, and that helps you handle life better. You become more realistic in your expectations, understanding that marriage is about more than just taking pictures and having fun.
You can focus on building your future. Before getting married, you can concentrate on your career or even start a business. Even if things don’t go perfectly, you can try again. This is possible because of the freedom you have.
You know what you want. You’ve had time to figure yourself out, to know what you like and what you don’t. You understand your own needs and preferences in a relationship.
You appreciate marriage more. When you do eventually get married, you’ll value it even more because you’ll remember all the times you celebrated with friends at their weddings. You’ll feel content knowing you made the most of your single years.
These are just some of the benefits of getting married later. If you’re still single, enjoy this time and appreciate every stage of your life. If you got married later, feel free to share your experiences in the comments.