Things couples must do together before they tie the knot! #CourtshipChecklist

We know you’re overwhelmed & you’re excitement levels are skyrocketing right now cause you’ve finally found the one!

But marriages aren’t easy, relationships aren’t easy in general. You’re suddenly legally bound to someone else and that can be a little weird initially but don’t you worry, we have a great checklist for you.

A list of things you should be doing with your fiancé during your courtship period!

1. Chit-chat on the phone

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It’s a fantastic way to get to know each other, could be a great ice breaker. You can talk about anything and everything. Take out time amid all the madness and talk to each other. You’ll learn so much about your fiancé and get over that initial awkwardness. Take it slow, take it easy and turn the awkward to awesome.

2. Let the semi sexting begin!

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We’re not talking about full blown sexting here but it’s time you start sending naughty texts to each other. You don’t just become intimate overnight. Every relationship grows over time, be it emotional or physical. You need subtle ways for the bond to grow and semi sexting can be a lot of fun!

3. Make short trips together

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Candle light dinners are great but if you really want to get to know your partner then take a day trip or a mini vacation with bae. You’ll learn so much about them! When we travel, we step out of our comfort zones and in doing so we reveal to our partner a different side of ourselves. Plus it’ll be like a mini honeymoon before the actual big one, a trial run perhaps!

4.Get to know each other’s families

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This ofcourse is very crucial for the both of you & your families. You’re not just marrying the person, you’re marrying into their family and all their drama too! Start making dinner/lunch plans with each other’s families, go for day trips, picnics, either way get to know th extremely well. The better you get along with them the easier your life will be.

5. Have the kid talk!

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It might sound premature and totally awkward at this stage but trust us it’s really essential. The worst thing you can do is go into a marriage without being completely committed or compatible in one way or another. If one of you wants one and one of you doesn’t, you can’t expect your marriage to succeed. Talk to a gynaecologist as a couple if you’re too embarrassed to talk about these things for now.

6. Discuss your expectations for your marriage!

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While sharing your dreams, hopes, desires and aspirations, also share the goals you have for each other and your future together. Make sure you’re both in the same boat. Your future should be a combined effort based on what you both want for yourselves and each other. Just make sure your expectations are reasonable or you might just scare your spouse away!

7. Introduce each other to your friends and bond together

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Friends are an important part of your life. They share your interests and know the real you. It’s important to know each other’s friends and bond with them. Introduce each other to your friends and plan frequent outings together. This will help your partner to see the more relaxed & real you, and also be a part your friend’s circle.

8. Let the wedding planning be a thing you do together!

Being involved in your wedding planning with your spouse could tell you a lot about their tastes, likes and dislikes and how compatible you both are. The wedding time creates a lot of conflict and clash of opinions. Be on the same page, compromise and adjust for each other and plan your big day together. This could be a productive way to spend time together.

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