Whether you’re planning your wedding or are thinking of proposing, have you thought about what the actual marriage will look like once the wedding hype has died down?
Couples often get swept up in the engagement “high” (which you should definitely relish) and then caught up in wedding planning (which can be stressful yet exciting) and finally fall into the honeymoon period (which means you fall off the face of the earth for a while).
And then there’s the marriage part. While a “formal contract” might be overkill, something as simple as a check list with your top 3 asks might be useful…
If you are getting married, take the time to talk about what happens after the nuptials. Will your expectations change? Will your soon to be husband / wife’s expectations of you change?
Perhaps. And perhaps not. But it doesn’t hurt to crystallize the vision you have for your future together.