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Monday, June 5, 2017
Plan For Your Marriage While Planning For Your Wedding
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You may be spending months and countless late nights
planning the perfect wedding, but how much time are you putting into planning
for your marriage? Weddings are occasionally thought of as solely being planned
by the bride. However, it’s important for the groom to give his input too.
After all it is his big day as well. A portion of the work can be divided
between the two but I encourage every couple to work on things together. This
will not only give you more time together but will also help you work as a
team. A team that has the same end goal—an amazing day celebrating your love
with family and friends.
BEFORE YOU SAY I DO
How well do you know the person you’re engaged to? The first
date is typically where you find out about their job, family, what school they
went to, what sports they played in high school and so on. But do you honestly
remember everything they said or were you distracted by nerves and panic of
which side of the table to sit on? I recommend taking personality tests to gain
a better understanding of how your significant other thinks and why they feel
certain things more than you do. A couple tests you and your fiancé should
consider taking are The 5 Love Languages test, Myers-Briggs and Enneagram
HOW IT WORKS
The 5 Love Languages test will inform you of your preferred
emotional communication style. When you know your partner’s love language, it will
help you speak to them in a way that makes them feel most cherished. If your
love language is acts of service, then coming home to a clean house with dinner
made would be better than only getting compliments from your partner.
Myers-Briggs is a free personality test based on Carl Jung’s
and Isabel Briggs Myers’ personality type theory. After completing the 60-70 question
quiz, you will receive your 4-letter type formula according to their typology
along with the description of your personality type. Your results will also
help you discover careers most suitable for your personality type, help you
understand your communication and learning style, and see your compatibility
with your long-term romantic partner. Don’t worry, this test will not tell you
if you should stay or break up with that person!
The Enneagram personality test cost $12 and is one of the
most insightful tools for understanding ourselves and others.“At its core, the Enneagram helps us to see
ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance
on our path to self-knowledge.”
I have gained a tremendous amount of self-awareness from
taking all three of these tests. Not only will these help you learn about
yourself, but will also help you learn more about your future partner.