Accepting an engagement proposal and jumping the broom are obviously huge commitments not be to taken lightly. Many successful marriages start after just six months of dating; others crumble after a decade of courting. Communication is key here.
The Expert Says: “Wait one year before getting engaged. It is important to go through each season and holiday celebration at least once before making a permanent commitment. Also, get pre-marital counseling before tying the knot. This will address any relationship issues, large and small, prior to marrying.”