7. Be Really Honest…

Finally, before discussing kids, you need to make sure that you are doing it for the right reasons. Is your relationship really strong enough to survive the stress? Do you really want children, or are you just feeling time pressures, or trying to keep up with the Joneses? Evaluate your motivations, your inner feelings, your relationship, your support network. Make sure you are completely ready to grow up and be 100% responsible for another individual.

You need to be 100% sure that you can be good parents together before discussing kids. Well before you discuss who can be at the birth, what names you love or what your baby’s first outfit will be, you need to make sure that you are on the same page. These aren’t easy conversations to have, but having them now will make sure that you make the right decision, and avoid arguments and bitter fights down the line. What did you talk about before discussing kids?

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