Could a Marriage Proposal Ruin Your Relationship? 10 Questions to Ask Before You Say Yes

In a hurry for him to put a ring on it? Before you send out Save-the-Date cards, ask yourself if you're really ready (11 Photos)

Natasha Burton on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:38AM

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Could a Marriage Proposal Ruin Your Relationship? 10 Questions to Ask Before You Say Yes

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Do You Have Enough Money?

"In marriage, as in single life, not having enough money to meet your material needs on a regular basis (whatever they are relative to your lifestyle) causes great stress," says Batshaw. Stella, 28, from Santa Barbara, Calif., who dated her fiancé for seven years before getting engaged. She says they waited until they were mature enough to have a serious discussion about money and until they were more financially secure. “Now, we both have the careers we always wanted,” she says. “We can actually afford a wedding and we’re stable enough to really begin married life.”

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