The Top 7 Things To Talk About Before Getting Married
"I think I know my partner, but I'm not sure."
"What should I ask my partner that I haven't already asked?"
"What more do I need to know about my partner?"
"I love my partner, but I need to know more. Help!"
Getting married is the next big step for you.
However, effective communication and sharing is crucial in relationships before you decide to take the plunge.
Discuss these pivotal subjects to better acquaint, inform and increase understanding between you and your partner.
How you manage your money is important to share with your partner.
What's you financial history?
Religion & spirituality.
How important is your faith? What religious traditions do you follow? Do you and your partner need to make some changes to incorporate your spiritual aspects into your relationship?
How do you feel about religion and spirituality?
Thoughts about having children and parenting style.
You might feel like your relationship is a long way from reaching a point where you need to discuss having kids. But if you're thinking of marriage, this is a necessary talk to have first.
Do you want children?
Have you considered how your career goals will be impacted by your relationship? Your work life and career aspirations are especially important because they stand to be drastically affected by your decision to marry or reside with your partner.
What are your career goals?
Favorite ways to spend "down time."
How you prefer to spend your spare time is integral to your relationship. After all, if you love to read and your partner is an avid sports fan and prefers to socialize with others, some disagreements could result.
How do you like to spend free time?
Other life aspirations.
When talking with your partner, consider all of your life goals.
What are your dreams and aspirations?
Discuss any other subjects you or your partner wants to know about.
The purpose of this is to clear up anything else that's nagging at you regarding your own life or your partner's. This will help to address any doubts or questions either of you might have.
What else can you think of?
Speaking openly and honestly about these topics before marriage will improve your communication and your mutual understanding.
Most importantly, ensure you bring up any subjects you believe are important. Your partner will thank you for doing so!