How well do you know your partner?
You’ll be surprised to learn how very little most couples know about each other when they first move into a steady relationship.
If you also fall into that category and don’t know anything about your partner’s personality or background you may be forced to face certain realities in your relationship before too long.
For example, it’s possible that you may not have realized that your partner had a temper or had a problem with jealousy until it was too late. You didn’t realize how things could turn out.
Simply Ask the Right Questions
If couples in relationships asked the right questions before committing themselves to long-term relationship there would be fewer relationship problems. If only couples learnt to ask questions first before tying the knot there would be many more happy relationships and far fewer divorces.
Even if you think you know your partner inside out, there are always questions to ask that will help you to clear up any misunderstandings.
How often have you heard someone say; “Why didn’t you ask me? If you’d only have asked I would have told you!”
You certainly won’t know all the answers at the beginning of a relationship. But you’ll have a very good idea of the direction your relationship will take if you simply ask the right questions.
So what kind of questions should you ask?
In the early days of your relationship you probably won’t have a clue. You probably haven’t even given it a thought. But if you’re serious about the future of your relationship – it’s vitally important that you do think about it.
Here are a few questions that couples should ask themselves:
- Do you both have the same attitude to money?
- Are you emotionally compatible?
- Do you both like the same type of vacations?
- Do you share the same attitudes to children and family?
- Do you believe in soul mates?
- What kind of relationship do you have with your parents and siblings?
- Are family traditions important to you?
- Do you share the same religious outlook?
Fortunately, Michael Web, a well-know writer who appeared on Oprah and innumerable TV shows addressed this very problem.
“An estimated 83% of divorces would not take place if couples asked each other the right questions” he says.
“How compatible are you and the person you are with?” he asks. “And how would you know? Just because you like the same types of foods and pets does not mean that you can have a blissful, long-term relationship.”
Help for Couples
In order to help these couples he put together 1,000 of the most important questions couples should be asking each other.
He chose these questions specifically for couples to use while they are dating. However, it’s interesting to note that as many as 700 of these questions are particularly important for married couples to discuss as well.
The 1000 Questions for Couples to ask one another may be just what you need at this stage in your relationship. Take a look.