Newsweek has a short piece on questions couples should ask before marrying.

  1. Having kids?  Who will take care of them?
  2. Shared financial goals along with compatible spending and savings habits?
  3. Who does what housework?
  4. Shared health histories?
  5. Level of affection expected?
  6. Open communication about sexual needs?
  7. Will there be television in the bedroom?
  8. Can listen and respect each others opinions?
  9. Understand each others spiritual needs and those taught to children?
  10. Like and respect each other’s friends?
  11. Value and respect each other’s parents?
  12. How does my family annoy you?
  13. What are you not prepared to give up?
  14. Would you be willing to move?
  15. Confident in other’s commitment level?