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Because finances are such an issue, practicality is especially important these days. However, a lot of people still have delusions of grandeur about certain things like weddings. Many of them watch too much reality television and get swept away by the fairy tale nonsense. Instead of seeing a wedding as a stage for making vows to love, cherish, protect, hold dear, and support in sickness and in health, they especially women look at it as a major opportunity to be queen for a day.
I think the reason for this is because women, in particular, are pressured by friends, family, and even strangers. They are also victimized by media visions, such as all those incredible photos you see posted on Pinterest.
These kinds of things are what create the sense of fantasy and cause weddings to go way over budget. Sadly, what results is couples starting their lives together in debt and often without the resources to go on a honeymoon.
Marriage is already tough enough without the added stress of money problems. We really need to simplify. Love is simple and sweet. At a time when the median U. What happened to this being a touching and meaningful occasion?
If you want to cut down on your wedding costs, here are some helpful tips: Wedding season is traditionally May through October. If you get married off season, things will be a lot cheaper.
In addition, avoid the highest-priced time charged by reception halls Saturday at 7 p. Limit the guest list. Consider having a wedding buffet, luncheon, brunch, or just a dessert reception instead of a multi-course wedding dinner.
You could offer them cookies or other itty bitty things instead. And as for the booze — buy it yourself. Consider having your wedding at a national park or the beach.
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What does discipline look like? What happens if one of you has fertility issues? Are you open to adoption? Having two people cooperate to raise a child is a huge deal. Compatibility issues in how you parent can lead to big problems down the road. People develop a lot of neurotic tendencies from their childhoods that may never change, such as how loving or attentive they are.
Do you travel a lot for your job? Do you plan to relocate often? Do you stay at the office late? Do you have any time for family? Certain jobs trucking, medicine, law, military, etc.
If their fantasies include small farm animals, you know to hit the eject button. How committed are you to the relationship? With looks, health, abilities, kids, finances, and family, there are many changes, phases, and challenges in life.
Are you committed in the relationship, or are you just a fair weather spouse? Everybody needs time to be alone with their hobbies and thoughts. A lot of women have trouble giving their husbands personal space.
- How Can My Husband and I Stop Drifting Apart During This Tough Time?
Guys are generally relieved when their wives want to go spend the day with their girlfriends: No nagging for six hours! How are you going to keep the marriage exciting?