All Articles Tagged "deal breakers"
There are over two million marriages in the United States and if you are considering joining that number, be sure you know what you’re getting into. Before you pop the question to your beautiful bride (or groom) to be, you may consider all the things that make you smile – great sex, same taste in food, spontaneous personality – but you also need to look further down the road. Here are 3 questions to ask before you ask the biggest question of your life:
Are we having kids, and if so, when? Believe it or not, the decisions of whether and when to have children can be deal breakers. So while you may not think it’s a big deal to wait another ten years to have a child, your future spouse may have other plans in mind. Don’t allow yourself to be in the kind of marriage where your spouse’s gynecologist knows more about her plans to have children then you do. Raise this conversation before you get married in order to make sure you are on the same page and avoid future disagreements.
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Some couples you would be devastated to see separated. They are two peas in a pod. You know they care about one another. Others you question constantly, “Why are they still together?” as they constantly argue and rarely just have a moment of peace. What makes the difference? Some people know how to work things out, while others just don’t know when to walk away. Here’s how you can know when it’s time to walk away:
In a study created by the online dating site, eHarmony, it was revealed that men and women agree on many of the “must haves” in a relationship. They want a sense of humor, someone who is affectionate and kind, chemistry, good communication and loyalty. Not surprisingly, both sexes want someone who is emotionally healthy, and who is honest and has strong character. On the flip side, men and women were mostly in agreement about what they can’t stand in a relationship, although there were differences in how they ranked various behaviors. Both men and women posted similar concerns about lying, cheating, rude behavior and drug use. Check out these 9 deal breakers from the woman’s perspective and take a close look at your current relationship- are you living with a potential dead end?
Unfortunately, once the cackooning phase dies down and the honeymoon phase is over, you are just two people who need to deal with the ups and downs of life together. And that is when you see someone’s true character. There are certain pressures that everyone collapses under, and those can be forgiven. But there are other challenges that only a weak, distrustful person fails to rise to, and that is someone you don’t want to be with. Look out for these: