Written by Hanizah Zaini & Linda Isni
“I think it’s time. I’m ready to meet your parents.”
Those words came out of him. You paused for a second. Your mind racing, your heart thumping. “What do I say?”
“What do I tell my parents?”
And the most important question of all. “Marriage!? Am I ready????”
Breaking this news to your parents is just the tip of the ice-berg. The bigger question has yet to be answered. Is marriage really for me?
Bear in mind that it is not about the wedding of the year but a marriage of a lifetime and a lifetime is a long time. You would want to make sure that you are ready for a lifelong commitment to your future husband, children and family.
Here are 3 Top Tips:
The saying goes ‘Money can’t buy happiness’ or ‘Money is not everything’ is true to a certain extent. But look around us. No matter where you are in the world, every one of us are trying to cope with the high standards of living. It is much easier to support yourself but once you are married, chances are: there will be more cost incurred. And the expenses will be from housing loan, utilities bills, hp bills, medicals, transportations, foods, and eventually baby diapers, milk and then school fees and the list goes on. Having a stable source of income and being able to save a certain amount of money consistently after paying all the bills would be ideal…
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About the writers
Hanizah Zaini (right) is the founder of Ministry of Dulang. Her dedication with SMRT grew to a point that she is currently pursuing her Diploma in Rapid Transit Technology (Engineering). Having gone through the ups and downs in her 5 years of marriage, she is determined to share her DOs and DONTs when it comes to handling sensitive marital issues with the ladies out there.
Linda Isni (left) is the co-founder of Ministry of Dulang. She left her profession of 10 years as an engineer and burnt the bridge with her employer to start off her own wedding business. Being recently married, she has her concept and ideas of how marriage life should be. That’s what inspired her to share her insights and thoughts on marriage with newlyweds and brides to be.