It’s the engagement heard ‘round the world, an event we’ll be talking about for months to come. Hell, if the sun explodes tomorrow, the last words uttered from crazed celebrity-mongers would be “Who designed your wedding dress, Angie?” That’s right, the King and Queen of Hollywood a.k.a Brangelina are tying the knot after seven long years of dating, so all you skeptics can let that “finally!” out. The gorgeous pair got me thinking—now, I know relationships take time to develop and grow, but just how long is too long to wait to get married? When should you stay and when should you say sayonara? Let’s break it down:
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When to Wait It Out
First of all, if you’re two months into the relationship, you shouldn’t even be thinking about marriage yet. Six months, nine months, hell, twelve months—it’s still way too soon to be thinking about china patterns, honeymoon destinations and “chicken or fish?” Marriage is defined in many ways but when most people think about it, they know it isn’t just some Joe Schmo off the street who they’ll be with forever—it’s the one. You’ve got to know each other, see each other at your best and worst before you can make a life-long commitment—that means meeting each other’s parents, traveling together, and weathering hard times, whether it’s a death in the family to the almost-cancellation of Community. If you can get through all of that and still want to hang out with each other, then you can start thinking about marriage. After all, you’ve got the rest of your life to be married to a person, so there’s really no rush!
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