Guide, you’ll have a happy, healthy, and exciting start to your brand new marriage.
Planning Ahead for Newlyweds
As newlyweds, it’s easy to overlook certain aspects of marriage that are unfamiliar to you. When first going on this journey together as a married couple, it’ pertinent to plan ahead so that your first year of marriage flows smoothly.Ultimately, you have to get to know one another on an even more intimate level. It’s time to really get serious and talk, so that you aren’t blindsided by the unexpected pitfalls that many newly married couples tend to face by being unprepared.
We’ve put together a guide to follow that will help you get your new lives together off to a great start. By using the information in this guide, you’ll have a happy, healthy, and exciting start to your brand new marriage.
Are you ready to learn how to plan ahead as newlyweds? Let’s get to the good stuff without further delay.
A Foolproof Guide to Surviving the First Year of Marriage and Beyond
As a newly married couple, there are certain issues that will come up as you become accustomed to married life. The following are things to consider to create a happy, successful partnership:
- Your spouse always comes first – as you enter your marriage, you’ll be tempted by the pressures of some of your friends. Certain friends will expect to continue to be the most important person in your life, but this is going to have to change. Your spouse must be numero uno from now on. Set boundaries with your friends and create designated times to spend with them. But make sure your spouse is the most important person in your life. At least until you have kids. Then all bets are off!
- Talk about having children – now that you’re married, you’ll start to experience all sorts of baby pressures. Your collective parents certainly want grandchildren and they have no problem letting you know. Friends and other family members will create the same pressure. Talk about and plan the best time for you to have children as a couple. For you, it might not be right away. You may want to get your master’s degree first. Or you might have different hopes and dreams. Talk to your spouse and figure this important marital step out together as a team and do not let anyone else influence your decision. It’s your life! Live it your way!
- Make saving a top priority – until marriage, many of us haven’t spent much time focused on saving. But that has to change now that you are sharing your life with another person. You now have your family to consider, and it’s important to have enough money to retire comfortably as you reach old age. Plus, if you intend to have kids, you’ll need a small fortune to feed them, clothe them, and put them through college. So you better start saving now! An easy way to get started is to host a fundraiser. You friends and family will be delighted to lend a helping hand. Having a fundraiser is the perfect opportunity to give them a chance to open their hearts and wallets.
Please follow this guide to plan ahead as newlyweds.