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Ask for a prenuptial agreement without sounding overbearing

Your wedding day is approaching and you’ve come to realize that you’ve yet to discuss the creation of a prenuptial agreement with your partner. If this is something you’re interested in, it’s critical to bring the subject to light as soon as possible.

Here are three ways to ask for a prenuptial agreement without coming across as overbearing or forceful:

  • Open up to your partner: The biggest mistake you can make when asking for a prenuptial agreement is neglecting to share your true feelings with your soon to be spouse. Tell them why you want a prenuptial agreement, while focusing on what it can do for both of you.
  • Make it clear that you’re not planning to divorce: The problem with asking for a prenuptial agreement is that it gives the impression that you’re already thinking about getting a divorce in the future. Make it clear that this isn’t your intention, and that you’re simply trying to protect the both of you in the event that it does happen.
  • Really listen: Don’t do all the talking, but instead listen to what your partner has to say. They may have concerns about creating a prenuptial agreement. They may have questions they want you to answer. Don’t be afraid to sit back and really listen to your partner.

Asking for a prenuptial agreement has the potential to cause an argument before your wedding day. When you take the right approach, however, you’re able to avoid an awkward conversation that causes more harm than good. This then allows you to turn your attention to the process of creating a mutually beneficial prenuptial agreement.

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