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Question #89142 posted on 03/15/2017 8:02 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are some general guidelines for how to know if you are ready to get married (not to a certain person, just generally speaking)? How did you feel when you knew you were ready? If you're not ready to get married, why not?

-thinking

A:

Dear you,

I don't think you really can know until you've met the certain person you want to marry, because marriage is about the maturity of the couple, not the maturity of the person.

So to answer your second question, I'm not ready to get married because I haven't found the man I want to marry. However, being right at the beginning of a potential relationship right now, I do feel slightly more ready than I did a month ago, just because there is someone in whom I'm interested and with whom there is potential.

Love,

Luciana

A:

Dear reader,

To me, it just felt right. I know that answer is vague, but it is an answer that can apply to everyone. The way it felt for me is probably going to be different than how it will feel for you, but I would hope that your feeling feels "right". You won't have to obsess over it because it will come naturally. There are always going to be questions and doubts, but that shouldn't stop you from moving forward if you are feeling good (generally) about it.

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