31 min

Questions to Ask Your Fiance Before Marriage with host Justine Carino and Janelle Brooke of Dear Bride Podcast Thoughts from the Couch Podcast

    • Mental Health

In this unique episode, Janelle Brooke of Dear Bride Podcast interviews me on important topics to discuss with your fiance before tying the knot.  We break down the 5 most important questions to ask your partner before saying, “I do!”  It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of forever, but these questions can prevent you from hitting speed bumps in the future. Tune in with your partner to find out how to become the best teammates for each other. 
This episode dives into: 
The importance of talking about whether or not you want to have kids with your partner.  Identifying what your family’s narratives are surrounding expectations regarding housework. Knowing how to have each other’s back. Awareness that there is no “fairness” in a relationship. The hard discussion of finances and planning to budget.  Importance of identifying where to spend the holidays as a married couple. Talking about your life dreams with each other and avoiding resentment by going after your goals and having the support of your partner. Guest Info:
Connect with Janelle Brooke on Instagram @janellebrookephotography and @dearbride_podcast  or her website here.
Resources Mentioned: 
Dear Bride Podcast: http://podcast.janellebrooke.com You Need A Budget App: www.youneedabudget.com The Gottman Love Maps: Can be found in the App store!  The Gottman Method: www.gottman.com  Podcast Disclaimer

In this unique episode, Janelle Brooke of Dear Bride Podcast interviews me on important topics to discuss with your fiance before tying the knot.  We break down the 5 most important questions to ask your partner before saying, “I do!”  It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of forever, but these questions can prevent you from hitting speed bumps in the future. Tune in with your partner to find out how to become the best teammates for each other. 
This episode dives into: 
The importance of talking about whether or not you want to have kids with your partner.  Identifying what your family’s narratives are surrounding expectations regarding housework. Knowing how to have each other’s back. Awareness that there is no “fairness” in a relationship. The hard discussion of finances and planning to budget.  Importance of identifying where to spend the holidays as a married couple. Talking about your life dreams with each other and avoiding resentment by going after your goals and having the support of your partner. Guest Info:
Connect with Janelle Brooke on Instagram @janellebrookephotography and @dearbride_podcast  or her website here.
Resources Mentioned: 
Dear Bride Podcast: http://podcast.janellebrooke.com You Need A Budget App: www.youneedabudget.com The Gottman Love Maps: Can be found in the App store!  The Gottman Method: www.gottman.com  Podcast Disclaimer

31 min