Think He'll Propose? 17 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Married

Do you think you're dating the man you'll one day marry? Before he drops to one knee, make sure you're absolutely ready with these 17 things you really should know before saying "I do" (18 Photos)

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel on Feb 14, 2013 at 3:05PM

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Think He'll Propose? 17 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Married

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Whether You Both Want Children

Some couples want six kids -- others can't even imagine having one. What ultimately matters though, is that you both know in your gut how you feel about the "having kids" question. Sit down with your fiancé and have a true heart-to-heart: Discuss where you see yourself in 5 or 10 years and if kids are part of that vision. If you're not on the same page, one of you will have to compromise in a big way, says Dr. Paz, which may be very stressful (or even a dealbreaker).

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