I knew my husband for years before we tied the knot. Yet, despite a longstanding friendship that later turned romantic, there are probably still a few basic discussions I wish we had before our wedding day.
While some couples get caught in the romance of it all and marry without discussing too much, many couples actually do try to lay things out on the table and talk about a number of issues before the walk down the aisle. Discussions often take place about where to live, cars, joint bank accounts, and wanting to raise children. But sometimes couples leave out a few other important topics.
And of course, you can’t discuss every possible thing before you commit your life to someone, so surprises will occur—that’s just inevitable. If you’re like me, though, the less surprises the better. The more you know where your soon-to-be spouse stands on a number of issues, the less likely you are to have those issues become major problems after you are married.
Here are 7 things couples should discuss before they say, “I do.”