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Think you’re ready to take the next step in your relationship? Well, before you start looking at engagement rings and mentally planning what your wedding will look like, there are a few Qs you need to A. Now, there’s a good chance that not all of these will apply to your relationship, but try your best to answer as many as you can with honesty. You’ll probably want to keep a pen and paper handy - your notes may come in handy when you start drafting your marriage proposal speech or wedding vows.

Here are the essential questions you need to answer before proposing.

  • Why do I want to propose?
  • Can I see myself spending my life with my partner?
  • Is my partner my best friend?
  • Does my partner bring out the best version of myself?
  • Do my partner and I share the same family goals (i.e. kids)?
  • Do I like my partner’s family (and do they like mine)?
  • Do my partner and I share the same (or similar) values?
  • Do my partner and I have the same financial goals?
  • Do my partner and I want the same things out of life?
  • Do my partner and I respect each other’s differences?
  • Do my partner and I turn disagreements into learning opportunities?
  • Do my partner and I value each other’s opinions?
  • Are my partner and I good at conflict resolution?
  • Are my partner and I sexually compatible?
  • Are my partner and I on the same page about work (do I respect their job and do they respect mine)?
  • Are my partner and I good at making decisions as a team?
  • Are my partner and I emotionally open with each other?
  • Does my partner make me feel safe?
  • Does my partner know how to get me through bad, hard and sad times?
  • Does my partner know how to make me laugh?
  • Do I respect my partner’s religion or spirituality (and do they respect mine)?
  • Do my partner and I make good roommates?
  • Have I hid a lot of things from my partner?
  • Am I willing to take the bad with good when it comes to my partner?
  • Am I willing to make compromises for my partner?

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