9 Signs You’re Marrying a Grown-Ass Man

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When getting married, you want your partner to be mature and ready for commitment. To make sure of this, you'll want to look out for some signs that you're marrying a grown person — aka, the epitome of a respectful and responsible individual who will make a great partner and not just someone who is fun for the time being. Although every person is mature in their own way, there are a number of indicators that can help you decide whether or not your partner is ready for a serious life with you.

"It's important not to get lost in the haze of romance and dreams coming true, and understand that you’re getting together to build a real life," couples psychotherapist Tina Tessina, Ph.D. tells Bustle. "You need a partner who can work with you to handle the ups and downs of life, you need to be mature yourself so you can be a good partner, and both of you need to understand the resources you bring to the relationship and how to share them. A partner who has a full, interesting life you would want to be a part of is more likely to be a healthy, balanced person."

To make sure you're marrying someone that's ready for the life you want, you'll want to look out for these nine signs experts say can help you tell if you're marrying a grown-ass person.