Although getting engaged and getting married is a fun and meaningful time in most people’s lives there are many people who are scared or have reservations about getting married. These are all valid thoughts however when it comes down to it there is not much reason to be scared of marriage. Below are just a couple of reasons why getting married doesn’t have to be a scary process.
Most people underestimate how comforting it is to have a person there for you all the time. Getting married means you have a life partner that will be there through all of the ups and downs and will offer you comfort in times of need.
Another fact that many people underestimate about getting married is it does add a bit of security to your life and future. Knowing you have a partner that is there in good and bad is a very safe and comforting feeling especially when times are rough.
One of the most legal reasons why getting married is beneficial is because married couples are able to file taxes jointly, which can help save money in the long run.
Tax Free Gifts
Another good legal reason to get married is spouses can give tax-free gifts to each other without paying any kind of fees. Spouses also don’t pay an estate tax.
Social Security Benefits
Another reason not to fear marriage is because legally once a couple is married a spouse can receive Social Security benefits as well as Medicare and disability benefits. A spouse can also receive veteran benefits. This is especially important should one of the individuals get sick or pass away in an untimely manner.
Another good legal reason to get married is because many companies now offer discounts for family rates. Often times health insurance as well as homeowners insurance and even auto insurance offers a lower premium for married couples.
Cheaper Ring Options
A lot of people fear getting married due to the high cost of buying an engagement ring. However, nowadays there are so many different styles and pieces to choose from that there is truly a ring for every budget. Those who are looking to spend a little less might enjoy a solitaire ring which is a single diamond while those looking to invest more might appreciate a bigger or more flashy ring.
Reasonably Priced Wedding
Not every man or woman wants a big lavish wedding. A small intimate wedding is just as meaningful and special as a big celebration. Even a small celebration such as visiting the courthouse and having a nice dinner after is more than enough when you are in love. Many people fear the cost of marriage when they don’t need to.
Divorce Is Hard But Manageable
Although the last thing any couple who is looking to get married wants to think about is divorce it is a realistic option and topic. Although divorce can be hard it can be manageable if for some reason the marriage does not work out. For many just knowing they have the option to end the marriage can help relieve a lot of stress that leads up to getting married.
Overall getting married is a fun and happy experience. You get to live with someone you love, spend time with someone you adore and always have an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on when times get hard. Although getting married can seem like a scary process it is also a very fun and rewarding experience.