New year, new goals. And of course, if you are getting married soon, it means that on the top of the ones you are setting for yourself, you also need to set goals with your wife or husband-to-be.
But what are these goals, anyway? To give you an idea, here are the three most important goals you need to discuss and set with your partner before getting married:
Unfortunately, money still seems to be one of the most common sources of conflict in many relationships in the Philippines and across the globe. In fact, even things like imbalance in when it comes to income can start fights between couples. To avoid money-related troubles, it’s best to talk about finances with your partner before tying the knot. These shall include existing debts, spending habits, budgeting, and even future plans that may involve huge amounts of cash. From there, you should also set financial goals so you’ll know how to deal with things once you embrace a life together and start making your own family.
Health and Wellness Goals
Health goals are probably among the trickiest of all goals, especially if they are going to be set as a couple. We all know that people have different habits and those things can heavily influence a person’s health choices. Now that you are about to tie the knot, it’s great to reevaluate these habits together and find out which one of them need to go for good. You also have to set health and wellness goals together and make concrete plans on how you will achieve them. As you face life together and start building your own family, you need to take a better care of yourselves.
Although career goals can be set individually, they are also worth discussing as a couple. Before tying the knot, it’s best to have an idea what your partner wishes to do career-wise and how they plan to do it. This discussion becomes even more crucial if you are considering having kids immediately. How are you going to take care of your child while minding your own careers at the same time? If someone has to give way and take a break from their job to focus on the kid, who is it going to be and for how long? These are just some of the questions you need to ask each other before getting married.
A bit intense, right? We understand. But as they say, “Ang pag-aasawa ay hindi parang kaning isusubo at iluluwa kung mapaso.” It is something people should think about before getting into.
And since people normally have a lot of personal differences that affect their personal goals, it is also necessary for every couple to sit down and set their own goals as a team. Otherwise, they may start their married life not being on the same page and therefore having different plans.
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