There are certain issues that should be discussed before you tie the knot. Knowing each other’s views prevents major relationship ruptures later on. Key issues are:
1/Having children and who will be primary caretaker.
2/Finances – what are expectations of each other and clear ideas about spending and saving.
3/Being able to discuss sexual issues openly.
4/Understanding each other’s spiritual beliefs and how that may effect raising children.
5/What does my family do that annoys you?
6/Full disclosure of health histories.
7/Being able to communicate openly and hear each others views.
8/Ideas about where you will live and how work opportunities to relocate will be handled.
9/Ability to discuss and resolve interactions/boundaries with others such as parents, family and friends.
Are there any other key areas that you feel are important to clarify before marriage?