Marriage is a serious commitment and yet so many people are willing to jump the gun without really thinking about what they're saying yes to. In the words of many a well-meaning tita out there, "Mahal magpa-annul!" If you're going to marry someone, do it for the right reasons and not solely for the the reasons below!

Peer pressure
Whether it's your friends or family members, don't let them push you into get married. The next time they ask you and your man when you plan to get married, reply with any of these cute responses instead!


Because of your age

So what if you’re 30 and still unmarried? Just because you know people who said their "I do’s" while they were in their early 20s doesn't mean you should, too. You should only get married when you’re ready, whether that’s financially, emotionally, or psychologically.


For financial security
If you marry a man for his health insurance or financial status, chances are, your relationship won't last very long. Marriages that are built on materialism have weak and shallow foundations and crumble at the first sign of adversity.


It’s the next step.
So you and your man have been together for years. What’s next? Wedding bells? Not all the time. Being in a long-term relationship does not guarantee a happy marriage. If you feel like you have to marry your man as opposed to wanting to marry him, you've got a problem.

You’re lonely.
Don’t find a man to marry just to fill the hole in your heart. Learn how to find meaning of life and enjoy your own company–then invite someone to share the life you’ve built. The best of marriages are those by people who can stand on their own feet and lean on each other at the same time–partners in the fullest extent of the word.


He already bought a ring.

Just because he already bought an expensive ring doesn't mean you should say yes to his proposal. If you’re not 101 percent sure with the decision you’re about to make, it’s better to take some time to think about it. You’re not obliged to marry someone just because he presented you with a diamond ring–make sure you marry your man for the right reasons.


A baby is on the way.
A baby bump does not require marriage. If you and your boyfriend are ready for that kind of serious commitment, then by all means, go on with the wedding. Don’t make decisions at the spur of the moment though. Your child will need a stable and loving home, and if you and your man can’t provide that in the long run, then it’s better to make other arrangements.


You’re settling.
You’re not getting any younger and you think that you will never find a better man than whom you’re with, so you make do. Well, we say, DON'T! Always remember that you deserve to be with someone who loves you and whom you love back.

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