7 Questions To Ask Your Partner Before Marriage To See If They’re Ready To Take The Leap

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If you and your partner have been together for a while, you might begin to wonder whether marriage is a good next step for your relationship. According to experts, there are some questions you should ask your partner before marriage to figure out if it's time to take that next step.

It may seem obvious, but the moment that a discussion about engagement arises, ask your partner if they have any hesitations about marriage. This is a great open-ended question that can let the two of you know what issues you need to work through before committing to getting married. "Better to ask this question before an engagement than right before you walk down the aisle," Adina Mahalli, MSW, a certified relationship expert and mental health consultant, tells Bustle. "If there are any reasons you two shouldn’t be together, they should be discussed before you’re legally married." This could look different for every couple.

Maybe your partner is a little hesitant about having kids one day, for instance, and thinks that if you get married, that might become an issue between the two of you. Talking this out before getting engaged can give you both the opportunity to really thoroughly discuss solutions for any worries, and give you the time to put marriage on hold if you or your partner aren't quite ready.

Here are some questions you should ask your partner about marriage, according to experts.