We all hope to get married someday. That means we have to be prepared and choose wisely, as picking the wrong partner could cause you a lifetime of emotional pain and even serious health problems.
Below are five types of people you shouldn’t even consider marrying:
1. The adult-child
By adult-child, we mean grown on the outside but childish on the inside. This type of partner will consult his or her parents about every major decision and only turn to you as an afterthought. And don’t even think about saying anything less than complimentary about your partner’s parents. Unless you want to play parent to your spouse the rest of your life, you should step away from this type of person.
2. The checkout girl/guy
You’ll recognize the checkout guy or girl after a few months. When things are going well, everything is rainbows and unicorns. You couldn’t be happier. However, once your relationship hits a rough patch, you don’t hear from him or her for days. Rather than attempting to work through problems, your partner will simply disappear. You should totally avoid these type of people as the behaviour will just continue to get worse after you get married.
3. The escape artist
This partner only desires marriage so he or she can escape another situation. It could be money trouble, loneliness, or some other hidden agenda. Do your best to ask the right questions during your dates. The answers will clue you in on his or her intentions. Don’t get stuck with someone who is merely looking for a golden ticket. Marriage should not be used as a means to resolve a bad circumstance. Marrying as a solution to painful circumstances almost never leads to a good and lasting marriage.
4. The volcano
A person with a volcanic temper will be set off by minor comments and swear you’re looking for ways to undermine his or her success. Pay attention to signs of anger issues while you’re dating. Resentful and angry people see themselves as merely reacting to an unfair world. They often feel offended by what they perceive as a general insensitivity to their ‘needs.’
5. The player
This partner wasn’t ready to settle down before and still won’t be ready to settle down after the wedding. Move on before you get married and become the paranoid spouse, constantly looking for signs of cheating.