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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That You Love Him Just As He Is (Because He's Not Going to Change)

What irritates you about your guy now will really grate on you after you're married. He's a total slob? A night owl when you're an early bird? Don't kid yourself into thinking he'll change once you're hitched -- that's a blueprint for disappointment, says sex therapist Lisa Paz. "Assume that any negative qualities you're seeing will remain negative, and be realistic about what you're willing to live with," she says. So decide what's a dealbreaker and what's not before your boyfriend becomes your husband.

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