1. Make sure that both parties are on the same page:
It is important to make sure that both partners are on the same page about what they want in a relationship, from expectations and boundaries to commitments.
2. Talk openly about your past relationships:
This helps partners understand each other better, as well as develop trust and respect for one another.
3. Discuss family roles and how you will interact with each other’s families:
This conversation can help determine if couples have a similar vision of how they would like to involve their families in their lives together.
4. Address personal and financial goals:
Having an open dialogue about career aspirations, long-term plans, and shared financial goals can help ensure that both parties are on the same page.
5. Talk about expectations for communication and decision-making:
It is important to have a discussion on how decisions will be made, who has the final say, and how often couples should communicate with each other.
6. Discuss views on physical intimacy:
This includes discussing boundaries around sexual activities and defining what is off-limits to ensure that both partners feel comfortable in the relationship.
7. Determine if there are any deal breakers:
Talking through potential issues can help determine if couples want to move forward or not with the relationship.
8. Have a plan for working through disagreements:
It is important to establish guidelines for resolving conflicts peacefully and respectfully before they occur.
9. Share expectations of plans and goals:
This helps couples see if they are on the same path and whether or not they have compatible visions for their lives together.
10. Discuss how you will handle difficult times:
It is important to talk through strategies for dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, etc., so that partners can support each other during challenging times.