Q: I'm 38 and considering marriage. How can I tell if I'm in love or bitten by the baby bug?
A: I'm not a fan of making big decisions hastily. So rather than rush into it or sit on the fence while your clock ticks louder, check whether these statements are true or false to evaluate your bond.
_T _F He makes you feel like a million bucks. In a strong union, both partners are at their best in each other's company. Can't tell if this is the case? Ask friends if your guy brings out the qualities they most cherish in you.
_T _F You savor your time apart. If you relish your solitude with the same gusto as your moments together, that's a sign your bond is healthy. Couples should complement each other, not be merged. The stronger your sense of self, the more you'll bring to your twosome.
_T _F You see a future together even if there's no family in it. Would you want to marry him even if you couldn't get pregnant or adopt? If so, you regard him as more than merely the future father of your children, but also as a lover, partner and friend.
If your answers are true, true and true, congratulations! It's a good indication your love is healthy and genuine.Browse answers from SELF's beauty, nutrition, health and happiness experts, and send them your burning questions.
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