Marriage is a commitment and requires effort. And that includes an honest conversation even before making the decision. Here are 7 uncommon but relevant topics one must discuss with their partners before tying the knot.
Both partners should be transparent while discussing finances. For instance, if there are any loans, financial liabilities and what your financial goals are. If both partners are earning, how would they manage the household and other expenses together should be discussed and mutually agreed upon.
The topic of kids is important. Do you both want any, if yes, how many and when? Planning for a child is a big deal and both partners should be willing to take equal responsibility.
Once you have decided on whether to have or not to have children, "how to raise the child" comes next. Would the mother have to take a break from work or would one of the grandparents be able to help. Also, a convo on "how would one manage the child's medical, education bills".
Be open about discussing about sex. Your sexual desires, wants and what you expect from your partner in bed is a crucial subject for a happy marriage.
It’s important to discuss any family medical history, especially if it’s a genetic or a hereditary illness that could be passed on.
Be clear what kind of boundaries you want to set for parents on both sides. Also discuss whether you both want to live in a joint family or nuclear. It's important to spend time with parents so to keep the relationship pleasant.
Everyone has mood swings and things that we find extremely annoying and irritating. Discussing what your pet peeves are with your partner is extremely important so the partner is aware of what your personal likes and dislikes are.