So how do you deal with being a newly engaged couple?
Over the weekend a number of couples got engaged to mark Valentine’s day celebrations.
But while you have just gotten engaged, mind you, there is still a lot of work to do before you actually walk down the aisle.
In fact, the engagement can sometimes be the most difficult period a couple goes through before marriage, because this is the time when you prepare not just for the wedding itself, but the reality of married life.
Here are relationship tips for newly engaged couples that you must know:
Getting engaged puts a lot of pressure on both of you as a couple, as there arises the pressure to tie the knot at the soonest.
It is best that you lay down your priorities first, such as buying a house or getting a car or saving enough funds for long-term investments, in case you haven’t picked a date to get married yet.
Don’t try changing each other.
It’s understandable that you want everything to be perfect by the time the wedding day arrives, and you’d want this period to be the time where you can bring out the best in each other.
There’s no need to do that; instead, just be yourselves and enjoy preparing for your upcoming wedding.
Stop assuming that you know what each other wants.
Preparing for the wedding can be very stressful, as you and your partner will be faced with mind games by trying to guess what’s in each other’s minds.
Please be reminded though, that neither of you is clairvoyants. Hence, during the preparation stages, talk.
Don’t work towards the expectations of others.
The real pressure of the engagement comes into full swing when your friends and family finally learn about your plans to get married.
It is normal for them to pitch in their ideas and suggestions, but there comes a point that you begin to work towards their expectations and requisites and not yours as a couple.
Have fun with each other.
While you are both busy preparings for your wedding, it is also important that you set time to have fun with each other.
The stress and tension can get the best of you in the process, so before it happens to make sure to take the time off and relax.