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Scores of couples have broken up for nothing other than this topic, as children tend to represent the climax of a union. However, bringing a child into this world is serious business. Luckily, you and your lady can control whether or not the time is right for you; trouble is that you have to see eye to eye on when and if the time will ever be right. Do not expect to change her mind on this one if she disagrees with you.
How do you find out?
This is something that should be discussed only once you get serious, but it cannot be left unaddressed. Once you see (and have discussed) taking your relationship to a higher level, then this one is worth sitting down and addressing like the adults you are. More subtle ways to find out how she feels about children include going for a walk in the park where you can find kids in the playground, or asking her to help you babysit your nieces and nephews.
As you can see, it's easy to know which areas require compatibility in order to help determine a relationship's success. The critical success factor, however, lies in knowing what you want, relying on proper communication and knowing how to compromise when you know you have found that special someone.
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