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10 things to talk about with your partner before getting married

Arpita Chatterjee
·5-min read
Photo by Emma Bauso from Pexels
Photo by Emma Bauso from Pexels

A married couple should talk about their goals and dreams for the future life they’re going to build together, before tying a knot. Figure out exactly what your goals are for your future life together. This can quickly be done by sitting down with a piece of paper and jotting down everything. A lot of people get married without really talking about this stuff. When things start getting a little bit out of hand, people finally sit down and talk about it.

Read along the ten things to be able to appreciate your partner better before getting hitched:

Finance

Having a conversation about finance is essential for all parties concerned. To have a happy marriage, you need to know how much each of you will earn. In many cases, this will be based on your jobs and how much you bring home. If you have a plan and know where you stand financially, there should be no problem saving for the life you will have together.

Past life-secrets

Before marriage talks, many people have their own ‘life-secrets.’ One of the big ‘life-secrets’ is that many couples avoid discussing the same! So, speak to your husband or wife about how you feel or what is going on in your life. And it will act like a ‘breather.’ These conversations will help you better understand who you are and where you want to go in life.

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Moral values & beliefs

If you and your partner aren’t talking, then chances are you’ll be having fights and arguing a lot more than usual. A lack of communication in a marriage means that your emotional investment has been reduced. You need to be able to communicate, and you need to do it often. Moral values and beliefs are at the heart of your relationship; you should discuss them frequently. If you two don’t believe in certain things, chances are there will be a lot of arguing about moral issues in marriage.

Kids

One of the essential things in a marriage is conversations you need to have before getting married. If you don’t have kids yet, then just get a solid idea of what you want from your marriage and talk to your partner about that. This will make for much more fun and less stressful experience when you do have children. Also, ask them what they think are the best qualities and discuss the differences between children and you.

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Solving issues

There are several essential conversations you need to have before getting married. These conversations will not start after you decide to get married. It is best to talk things out with your spouse before you get married and then discuss them with your partner at the wedding. It also helps if you understand each other’s needs and expectations entirely and write out your plan of action for the future.

Kinfolks

It is essential to get to know each other very well and talk about different things about your family. Get to know your future family better so that you see the future of your family. By talking to your friends and relatives back in the old days, you can get an idea of who your future family will be like. Indeed, you need to make sure that you know your family’s future, so ensure that you have these conversations before getting married.

Sex-life

Sex-life is essential in a relationship just like anything else. Conversations you need to have before getting married like about sex-life. It is necessary to be open with each other about everything.

Also read: Sexual traits found in long-term relationships

Expectations

Talk about what you expect out of your marriage and what your options are if you ever need to leave. Having open communication will help you avoid arguments and make the process more smooth. It’s a good idea to talk about this openly because there is no point in pretending it won’t happen. Be prepared to face it and better understand what may happen if you decide to get divorced.

Vacations

There are many reasons to talk to your partner about vacations before marriage. The most important reason is that you should be able to trust your partner. Once you know that you can trust your significant other, you can start planning your vacation.

Your partner must know that you care about him or her and want to go on a vacation together. Holidays are one of the best ways to spend quality time with your significant others.

Household chores

When you want to talk to your partner before marriage on the division of household work, it is always a good idea to do it with a quiet yet supportive mind. Many couples find it hard to divide up the marital assets equally. It is essential to talk to your husband about the division of assets before marriage. Your husband may not like talking about his duties to you, but if you simply talk about it with an open mind and share your thoughts.

If you have both agreed to be married, hopefully, the above stuff is not a big deal. However, if they are, then you need to address these topics when you get married.

A good relationship is built on communication and trust. You need to talk about what kind of lifestyle you want to have before you even sit down for a cup of coffee.