Questions to Ask Before Marriage

Questions to ask your significant other
  • Do you want children?
    • How many and what is your time frame?
    • What is your parenting philosophy?
    • What responsibilities do we each have in raising our future children?
    • How will having children change our relationship dynamics?
  • Do our core values line up?
    • Are we religiously compatible?
  • What is your general philosophy on money?
    • How will we handle our finances? Separate or joint accounts?
  • How well do you think we handle conflict with each other?
  • Where will we live after we get married?
  • Do we have any "baggage" that we still need to deal with?
    • Are you over your past relationships?
    • Do you have any addictions that you are dealing with?
  • Are you willing to put the marriage relationship above everything else?
  • How do you think we'll divide responsibilities in our relationship after we're married?
  • Do our long term personal and career aspirations line up with each other?
    • Where do you see us in 5,10, and 20 years from now?
  • Do you have any major health issues that might affect our relationship in the future?

  • Questions to ask yourself before you get married
  • Am I ready to settle down in a life long relationship with one person?
  • Do I respect this other person?
    • Does this person respect me and treat me well?
  • Why do I want to get married?
  • Do my family and friends approve of my significant other? If not, why not?
  • Do I have any "baggage" that I still need to deal with?
  • Is this other person open and honest with me?
    • Do I trust this other person completely?
  • Do I need more time to get to know this other person before marriage?
  • Am I ready to become part of my significant other's family and circle of friends?
  • Is this person my best friend or on the way to becoming my best friend?






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