If you and your partner have made the decision to marry, read on. The following questions to ask each other and discuss in detail are extremely important to the health of your marriage, especially if you have both been married before and do not want to endure another divorce. Keep the following questions in mind to enjoy many years of wedded bliss.
Question #1: Where Would You Like To Live In Five Years?
Talk about where you both see yourselves living in five years. In the same town/city? Across the state? Across the country? Out of the country? Come up with a plan that makes both of you happy, such as staying where you are and traveling frequently or saving your money to move overseas.
Question #2: How Long Do You Expect Both Of Us To Keep Working?
Determine how long both of you want to keep working. Does it make sense for both of you to work up until or past the retirement age? Should one of you stop working to attend to other matters, such as planning a fabulous trip around the world? if one of you wants to retire early and the other doesn't, that is something to talk about as well.
Question #3: What Is Your Stance On Credit Cards?
Discuss how many credit cards you both have, what kind of credit card debt you are looking at, and whether it makes sense to cancel or consolidate some of your cards. Choose which cards should remain in your wallets and what kind of payment plan works best if debit is high.
Question #4: What Should We Do With Our Cars?
Make a decision about the current vehicle situation: is it necessary to keep both of your cars, if applicable? Is one a junk pile that needs to make a final visit to the scrap yard? Discuss what kind of vehicle you would like to drive in five or 10 years as well.
Question #5: Will Our Joint Income Accommodate Our Current Standard Of Living?
Have a serious discussion about your current living standards and how you expect them to change once you get hitched. You will be thankful you did!
Keep these and similar questions in mind--after all, money is one of the biggest marriage points of contention in existence!
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