Being in a relationship can be fun, particularly in the early honeymoon phase of it all. As more time goes by and things get serious, reality begins to set in and it’s easy to wonder if this could be a long-lasting thing.
Communication is key and whether it’s a tough topic to tackle, problems you’re having with one another, or simply an issue that needs focus, it’s important for both of you to know that you can talk to the other about anything. Nothing should be off limits and you should be able to discuss or ask about anything and everything.
April Masini, relationship and etiquette expert of Relationship Advice Forum, weighed in on the questions that need to be asked. From fun relationship questions to what some might consider tough and controversial, focus on these things you should probably know before establishing a life with your potential life partner.
Have you dated a lot?
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Have you done a lot of online dating?
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Have you ever lived with someone?
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Have you ever been married?
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Where did you go to school?
What did you study?
Do you like your job?
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Did you wind up doing what you wanted?
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Do you own or rent?
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Are you a spender or a saver?
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How do you handle debt?
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How honest should we be with one another?
How did you express your emotions and feelings growing up?
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How do you deal with conflict?
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Does your family live nearby?
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Do you see yourself having any children?
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Do you have any kids?
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What’s your parenting and custody relationship like with your ex and their family?
How do you and your ex handle holidays with the kids?
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Why did your last relationship end?
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What do you consider cheating?
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Ideally (though, realistically as well), how often would you like for us to be intimate?
Speaking of numbers, Masini says a big no-no is asking a person how many people they've been with. "Stay away from the question about peoples' sex numbers — especially early on. This is a question that in the wrong circumstance, can feel aggressive and provocative."
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Is there anything you/we haven’t tried sexually that you’d like to?
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Where do you love or want to be touched?
What are some things we can do outside of the bedroom to keep the feelings of intimacy going all day?
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