Could a Marriage Proposal Ruin Your Relationship? 10 Questions to Ask Before You Say Yes

In a hurry for him to put a ring on it? Before you send out Save-the-Date cards, ask yourself if you're really ready (11 Photos)

Natasha Burton on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:38AM

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Could a Marriage Proposal Ruin Your Relationship? 10 Questions to Ask Before You Say Yes

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Are You Still Infatuated?

“People who rush into marriage are often carried by lust masquerading as love,” says psychotherapist Michael Batshaw, Ph.D., author of Before Saying 'I Do': The Essential Guide to a Successful Marriage. Getting engaged while you're still in the butterflies-in-your-stomach phase of the relationship might be enticing, he says, but your marriage may not survive when the romance fizzles.

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