R. and I have been asking each other (and answering and discussing) a lot of questions about marriage and our relationship. Some because of the marriage preparation class we're taking at church, and some because I endlessly read the internet. Some are so softball that it's surprising some couples don't know the answers before they decide this is the person they want to spend eternity with ("When is your birthday?" SERIOUSLY?!) and some are a little tougher to grapple with ("What type of end of life care do you want?"), but mostly it's been fun to chat about even the well worn topics as we think about them in a new light.
But, that's not what this post is about. This post is where I ask YOU, married folk, 10 questions to get your advice and wisdom from the other side. (If you're domestically partnered or long-term lovers or otherwise consider yourselves as good as married, feel free to share your wisdom, too!) Just answer the questions below however you see fit and hit submit. I'll share some of the best answers next week. (And, in case you're wondering, most of the questions came from this article, which inexplicably popped up in my Facebook feed recently.)
(If you're engaged and looking for discussion topics, I love this article in the New York Times, or you can email me and I'll send you a copy of the marriage preparation questions we've done so far. The first A Practical Wedding book also has a really comprehensive list. I think. It's in storage right now. Yes, even though I knew before we moved that we were getting engaged. Go figure.)
UPDATE: If you'd like to read the answers to this survey, they're here!