Discussing and mapping out crucial topics with your soon-to-be spouse before marriage is extremely important. There are a few touchy issues that you need to make sure are covered before making it official. Keep in mind that the most important thing is that you’re open and honest with your spouse.
So, here are the topics you need to discuss together before the wedding:
Having and Raising Kids
If it hasn’t already come up, now’s the time to discuss how many kids you want, how long you want to wait before having kids, how they should be disciplined when they misbehave, etc.
Money and Expenses
One of the most common sources of stress and biggest things married couples fight about is finances. You need to decide beforehand whether you’ll pool all your money or keep separate accounts, and determine which accounts you both will draw from for everyday expenses and big investments.
How You’ll Handle Fights
Arguments are inevitable so, make sure that both of you understand each other’s way of managing conflict. Whatever the argument will be about, map out the acceptable fight behavior and what’s off-limits.
Deal Breakers and Bucket Lists
If there’s anything else you know is a deal-breaker for you in a marriage, it’s better to chat about it sooner rather than later. You should also be upfront about the bucket list you’re dying to accomplish and that your partner is open to it.
Remember communication is the key element to a successful marriage, along with a willingness to grow closer together. So, make sure to have these important conversations with your spouse before getting married.