We Need to Talk: 11 Conversations to Have Before You Get Married

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We Need to Talk

Things are getting serious with your mate, and you can already hear the wedding bells chiming. But are you truly ready to say “I do”? Get him chatting about these crucial topics now, and not only will you gain a glimpse into your future, but you’ll lay the groundwork for the healthy practice of talking through difficult situations before they morph into seemingly insurmountable problems. By Kenrya Rankin Naasel

Marriage. Sounds simple, but it’s important to discuss what marriage means to each of you, and what expectations you bring into it. Does it represent a total shift in your relationship or is it just a piece of paper that lets him use your company-subsidized medical insurance? Are your annual girls-only vacations off the table now? Will you expect him to spend more time at home and less time at the club?

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