Choosing the one you’ll spend the rest of your life with is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. So it’s quite surprising to see a lot of people say their “I do’s” and vow to spend the rest of their lives with someone they barely know.
Here are important questions you need to ask your partner before you think of settling down.
- Do they want to have kids?
Having kids is often tied to getting married. It’s not right to make someone think you see kids in your future when you don’t in reality. Having children is a big responsibility and if it’s not something you’re sure of, you could be misleading your future spouse and hurt your relationship in the process.
- How are they with their family?
A lot can be said with how your future spouse would handle family issues with the way they treat their families. Understanding their background and familial dynamics will help you and your future spouse handle difficult times.
- Where do they want to settle down?
Knowing where you and your spouse intend to settle down is important because it affects both of you. Not only that, it also has an impact on both your careers, lifestyle and even relationships. Talking about this before you decide to get married removes a potential conflict that may arise in the future.
- How are they with money?
A lot of families break up because of money concerns. In marriage, you and your spouse become one. And so does your bank account. It’s best to know how your partner handles their finances because while money cannot buy you love, it could definitely mess it up.
- What is their spiritual beliefs?
Faith and religion could cause a major concern in any couple. It is always best to know your partner’s religious background before you consider getting married because it is going to be one of your married life’s foundation. If you are not in agreement with your spouse’s spiritual inclination, it may affect your marriage in the long run.