5 Crucial Things You Should Know About Your Partner Before Getting Married
Maybe you're months into a new relationship or have been together for years. Whatever the case, and wherever you are in your journey, there are some important questions to ask yourself and your partner if you see yourselves being together long-term. Are you planning to get married? If so, what are your reasons for getting married? What are your partner's reasons? Are you ready for a life of unwavering commitment? And do you have the skills and desire to push through the inevitably tough moments alongside all the joyous ones?
To answer those questions, you really need to know yourself and your partner inside and out. POPSUGAR spoke with several relationship experts — including matchmaker Patti Stanger, clinical psychologist Dr. Dara Bushman, and psychotherapist Jason Eric Ross — and put together a list of crucial things to know about your partner before getting engaged and married. It isn't an exhaustive list, but consider it a guidebook as you enter a new chapter in your lives (or at least think about entering it in the future).