Understanding why you want a prenup makes it easier to talk about

Some couples have a very hard time talking about getting a prenuptial agreement. They find it stressful and awkward. Maybe you do not even know how to get the conversation started.

One thing that helps is to understand exactly why you want it. When you can explain this to your spouse, it makes things far easier. It also breaks down the misconception that you already expect the marriage to fail.

For instance, perhaps you just do not know what your spouse wants in the future. Experts point out that talking about a prenup helps you talk about things like career goals and financial goals. This is a valuable conversation for a couple to have, and it can even make your marriage stronger.

Or, maybe your own parents split up when you were a teen. You saw how complicated and difficult it was for them. You do not want the prenup because you think your own marriage will fail; you just want it because, if something happens, you want the experience to be a lot smoother than it was for your parents.

Finally, you may just want to make sure you and your spouse are on the same page when it comes to money. If you like to save and they like to spend, it can make your marriage difficult. Starting to talk about your financial preferences while creating a prenup opens the door to some valuable conversations.

It is important to remember that prenups are not always as negative as people assume. Make sure you know exactly what legal steps to take if you want to set one up.

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