His/ her dreams, ambition
and life goals
As simple as this seems a lot of people cannot mention at the altar of marriage, what the ambition and goals of their spouse are. Does he want to keep working in that company, does she dream of starting her own firm?
His /Her family and lineage
It is also very important to have full knowledge of the family you are marrying into or marrying from, their medical history, traditions or myths. This is really very important for the health of the marriage as new discoveries might end the marriage.
His/Her take on marriage
An individual’s take on marriage is also very important. A man for example might have a different perceptive to having an on/off affair with a third party for the fulfillment of an immediate need while that may not go down well with the spouse.
His/Her take on children and relatives
The number of children and the timing is something prospective couples have to sit down and trash out before they proceed. The timing is very important for working women. The place of relatives in the marriage also has to be decided.
It is medically very important to know the blood group of your spouse so as to know if you are actually medically compatible.
Habits and personality
Smoking, drinking e.t.c… habits should be known before marriage as there might be something that might break the marriage.
His/Her ex’s and children
Most times people go into marriage blinded by the fact that their spouse has an ex and there is a reason the relationship didn’t work out. You know what goes around comes around.
It is important to understand your spouse’s flaws as most people don’t really change, so you have to live with it.
Everybody has priorities and it is very important to know what is most important to your spouse and if you can live with that.