I stumbled across this article yesterday which claims that couples should do the following four things before tying the knot:
1) Live Together
3) Get A Joint Checking Account
4) Take Couple Counseling Classes
And I have to say, I agree! Travis and I have definitely completed numbers 1-3, and I wouldn’t be at all opposed to doing number 4 (though, I don’t think I’d classify counseling as a requirement for me, pre-marriage.)
I’ve known for years that I would never want to marry someone without living with him first— Travis and I have learned so much about each other and grown so much closer from our years of cohabitation. And once I started dating Travis and realized that he was almost certainly the man for me, babysitting and finances became much more important to me as well.
Do you have pre-marriage requirements for your relationship? What do you think about the list above? Are there other items that you would add? Tell me in the comments!