Image for article titled 11 Questions To Ask Your Partner Before Having Children

Photo: fizkes (Shutterstock)

So you and your partner have made a decision to have children. (Or maybe you didn’t “decide” so much in days that you felt sick before figuring it out.) Anyway, congratulations and welcome to another stage of adulthood when your life falls short of the needs of a tiny, Always breaking baby with no neck strength or bowel control.

But jokes aside, becoming a parent is a profound lifestyle change, and parenting with someone who may have different views on how to raise the child is a hotbed of potential differences of opinion. Here are some important questions to discuss with your partner before having a child.