1. Dating & Relationships
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in our forum

Questions Engaged Couples Should Discuss Before Getting Married


1 of 10

Discuss These Issues Before Walking Down the Aisle
Photo: Riko Pictures / Getty Images
Photo: Riko Pictures / Getty Images
Many marriage education experts caution that when couples believe in the myths of "happily-ever-after" or "love conquers all," problems in the marital relationship may surface within a short time after the wedding.

The success or failure of your marriage relationship may hinge on how well you deal with issues such as finances, sexuality, communication, conflict, parenting, in-laws, leisure time, family of origin, spirituality, expectations, and chores.

Even though you may be very busy with wedding preparations, it is critical that you make time to prepare for your life time together by exploring your relationship in more depth.

Communication, along with a willingness to grow closer together, even when the topic is difficult, is one of the keys to a successful marriage.

Since August 2005 when we expanded this list of questions that every couple should discuss before getting married, we have received suggestions for more questions. Please send your suggestions to us at our email address. You can find this list of questions on one page to make printing them easier.

General Questions
Family of Origin Questions
Self Image Questions
Time and Chores Questions
Money Questions
Parenting Questions
Spirituality and Religion Questions
Sex Questions
Conflict Questions

We also think that your personality types play an important role in your marriage relationship. Check out these resources to learn more about personality types.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.