Psychologists Explain 7 Reasons Why a Late Marriage Makes You Happier Than an Early One

5Love is responsibility

It is responsibility that defines an adult. This is one feature that can be used to determine a relationship if it is an infantile or mature one. When you have someone to rely on and that person relies on you, then the relationship is definitely secure. However, such a relationship demands an answer to the question are you ready to shoulder that responsibility? It is these obligations that strengthen a relationship.

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However if your partner tells you there is no difference and it changes nothing, then that could be a sign they are not yet ready to make a commitment and work towards a long term relationship.

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6To love means to respect each other’s individuality

Mature people already have set goals in mind and that is why they know how to respect the goals and interests of others. This is why such thinking comes later on in life and even develops slowly in a relationship. So getting married later means that partners mature in their goals, and aspirations and know what to expect of each other. Such a relationship at a later date becomes free from stress, pressure and expectations. Such partners know how to compromise.

On the other hand, partners who are too preoccupied with their own thoughts, feelings and interests do not listen or understand one another.

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7Love won’t protect you from getting hurt

Life is full of hurt and disappointments and such things also crop up in relationships too. Love will not protect us from them but love helps us to keep them under control bear them up and manage them. We need to have courage and be brave about such things and be ready to tackle the difficulties without complaints or a blame game. With such an attitude, a relationship will remain as strong as ever.

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What the experts conclude

Psychologists feel that by understanding the elements of a strong relationship, and accepting them, a couple can build a develop a relationship for life. They advocate marriage at a later date when both partners are ready to make that commitment with a mature mindset. It would be better to devote time to hobbies, passions, dreams and personal growth initially instead of having to devote time to recover from a nasty breakup.

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