4 things you need to talk about before getting married

Marriage is a big move. You’re committing to someone for (potentially) the rest of your life. It takes dedication, love and skill to keep a relationship going for so long.

It’s all about being on the same page.

To make sure that this is right for you, here are 4 things you both should have discussed with one another.

Kids: The next big step after marriage, more often than not, is to have children. But do you both want kids? If yes, how many? When do you want them?

Starting a family really is wonderful, but it can also put a strain on a relationship. Make sure you both know what’s coming.

Money: Money. It makes the world go round apparently. But it’s also one of the biggest causes of break ups. Once you’re married, how are you both going to deal with money? It could be awkward if one of you earns more and isn’t willing to share.

How are you going to pay bills? What about debts that one of you might have? Not figuring out your money situation could break the marriage apart before it’s even begun.

Work: Are both of you going to work? Or will one of you work more hours than the other? And what if one of you needs to relocate for your job? How will you feel moving across the country?

Work takes up a big portion of your life and often dictates the things we can do. If you don’t balance working life with home life, it could spell disaster.

Spare time: What kinds of things do you like to do together? Will you have time to enjoy those things once you’re married?

Think of the chores too. How will they be delegated? One person washing up, the other drying?

Not being on the same page could put an early end to your romance. So make sure you both understand where the other person is in their life!