If you’ve ever been to a bridal shower then you’ve likely witnessed the, “How well do you know your significant other?” game. It’s usually filled with questions like, “How does your partner take his coffee?” and “What was the name of your partner’s first pet?” If the bride knows the answers, that means she definitely pays attention when her fiancé speaks, but does it really mean she knows him? Does she know how he ticks, what his drives are in life, what his greatest fears are, and what sort of behavior she can expect from him ten, twenty years from now? Now that I lay those out, they sound pretty important, don’t they? I know the quiz is supposed to be fun and playful, and perhaps the public one at the bridal shower should stay that way. But when the couple is in private, they should edit the game. Here is what the “How well do you know your fiancé?” quiz should actually look like.
Where does he want to retire?
If your fiancé is dead set on winding up in a rural area in middle America one day, but you always saw yourself retiring by the beach, that’s something you should probably talk about before you’re approaching retirement.