It seems obvious that individuals should really get to know their partners before they are actually married to them. In as much, it is very appropriate to ask your partner questions that explore family of origin, vision for the future, spiritual beliefs, thoughts about family, and financial understandings. While these question areas are in no way an exhaustive list, they begin to explore areas of your partner’s life that should be considered before marriage. Further, you must be willing to disclose the information you request of your partner. Discussion before marriage mitigates surprises in marriage.