The article is dedicated to study the components of psychological readiness to marriage and its individual components. Through empirical studies the important components of marriage creation were determined. They are: positive communication setup, ability to compromise, respect and adequate self-esteem. Value orientations among married are: happy family life, health, love, self-confidence, availability of good and loyal friends. Among unmarried prevailing value orientations are: happy family life, health, love and freedom as independence in behavior and actions, high living standards and secure life, the existence of good and loyal friends, self-confidence. The results of the correlation studies have shown that respondents prefer the leading part of a man in a family. This increases the desire to receive from a partner the expected, even traditional attitude. It was also found that increasing of self-identification with a marriage partner, effects the desire of the respondent to achieve a compromise solution in various life aspects of the family. For unmarried young people it is common that self-representation is endowed by such features as: communicative skills, beauty, looseness, romance, fun, etc., at the time when married are characterized by higher marital characteristics such as: responsibility, patience, attentiveness, reliability, thrift. The discrepancy between the real self-representations and self-representation in the role of husband (wife) is identified. Difficulty or delay in marriage may arise from the reluctance to change oneself. The mismatch between the image of a desirable spouse and qualities of friends from which in general the spouse is selected is revealed. The analysis of the pre-marriage concepts also showed the mismatch between the perception of qualities, which should be inherent in the desired communication partner and characteristics of the future (desired) spouse as a person. Unmarried students differ in the degree of compliance with images of perfect friend and perfect spouse. Inconsistency of these pre-marriage ideas and images can cause further confusion and create family conflict and mental stress after marrige.
Keywords: psychological readiness, family, marriage, component values, marriage motivation