Couples sometimes overlook some very important questions that should be answered before marriage. There are 10 important issues to discuss before marriage that couples must eventually address and doing it before the wedding puts you miles ahead of some.
You and your significant other will be very glad you've talked these matters through, because it will give you a great advantage in the years to come. Knowing you are both on the same page when it comes to these areas in life will solidify or resolve your decision to make the commitment to spend the rest of your life together.
Even if you think this is a useless waste of time, you may want to run through the list together. It really won't do anything except cost you a little time, if you find it's not helpful. But what if it does help to clear the air and set the tone of your future in this relationship? You really can't loose by reading the list.
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Now that you've gone over the 10 important issues to discuss before marriage, you should have found some common ground in the areas most important to a good marriage. You and your significant other should know each other a little better. You should be a little more comfortable having tough conversations.
A little compromise in some areas is always a good idea. Though you may not see 100% eye-to-eye, the questions should have shed light on areas that mean a lot to you and if you and your significant other can be on the same page of how to address those things.
If you could not have an adult conversation about sticky issues, you might want to consider your compatibility. Better to figure these things out before you say "I do" rather than later. To walk away is an extremely tough decision, but for some couples it's the right thing to do. If you already have "unreconcilable issues" it won't get better with time. In fact most of the time things get worse.
This discussion of the 10 important issues was not to cause trouble in paradise, but to prevent trouble in your future paradise. Hopefully you both feel good about the discussion and come away stronger for having done it. A smart bride or groom to be should go through these no matter the outcome.
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