I used to think that I would know when I'd found the person I was going to marry, because they'd drive a Jeep Wrangler and play the guitar. Of course, I'll be the first to say that my priorities in a relationship have changed over the years. I don't think that a car or rock band are the only signs you're with the person you're going to marry, and I no longer want Death Cab for Cutie to play at my wedding (and thank god for that). Although long-term romantic relationships are a beautiful and worthwhile part of life, they take a lot of work. And if you're gearing up to spend forever with someone, there can be a few steps to take before saying "I do."
"Being in love and getting married are not the same thing," Dr. Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and host of The Kurre and Klapow Show, tells Elite Daily. "Marriage is a contract — an emotional, physical, social, spiritual and logistical transaction. Love is a feeling. Marriage should be absolutely 100% discussed explicitly. No beating around the bush."
Read on for the three main signs that you may be with the person you're going to marry.