"Marriages are made in heaven but celebrated on earth." True, however things are little different in the case of arrange marriages. Whether you marry someone you've fallen in love with, or someone your parents have chosen, as a couple you are bound to go through some ups and downs. It's just that in arrange marriage it takes you some time to understand your partner. If you are about to enter into an arranged marriage, here are some pointers you need to keep in mind:
Premarital anxiety: Fear, anxiety and nervousness are very common feelings before marriage especially in arrange marriage is very common. Among the most prominent reasons is the fear of sharing space and adjusting to a relatively unknown partner. The best way to overcome this problem is by interacting frequently with your partner. It will put you at ease with your partner and also improve the intimacy between the two of you.
Stop cribbing: Marriage is all about more responsibility and expectations. Adjustment is the key to the success of marriage. Your partner may not share all your likes and dislikes and his/her family may not follow the same values as yours. Try to have a frank talk with your partner. Share your anxieties and figure out a way to do things without antagonising your new family. Complaining won't help, sharing will.
Love makes it easy: Answer to all your problem is love. If there is love in a relationship, all problems will find its own solution. Love may take time to happen in a arrange marriage, but it will finally happen. Give your partner little time and work on how you can earn their love. Be patient and don't get frustrated from changing environment.
Always remember love is the backbone of all the marriage.