If you can’t answer these questions about your partner, you’re in trouble

Forget “we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.” For your relationship to last, you have to talk openly and honestly about weighty issues early on, and often.

It might not be easy to ask, “Will you go therapy with me if things ever get bad?” or “What counts as cheating in your book?” but discussing these issues in advance will give you a leg up should you ever encounter them later.

What else should you know about your partner before getting serious? Below, therapists share six questions you should be able to answer about your S.O. a year or so into the relationship.

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