8 Things Newlyweds Should Talk About

Getting married is a major life change, to say the least. After being the center of your parents’ universe, you are suddenly in a partnership that requires you to be selfless, nurturing, open with emotions and intimacy, and honest about spending habits. This last point is the one that can cause the most tension for young marrieds.

Up to this point, most conversations have been about life dreams and aspirations, with likely very little planning. Once the presents are put away, the small apartment is decorated, and the thank-you cards are sent, sit down with a pen and paper, say a prayer, and discuss these eight topics together:

The early years of marriage can be some of the best years of your life if you properly manage your finances and financial expectations. A little discipline and effort will help you avoid unpleasant surprises and build your relationship with your spouse on trust.