As newlyweds, you’ve already tackled the task of planning a wedding – now it’s time to plan the rest of your life. Whether that means planning for having a family, moving across the country, or buying a house, this is the perfect time to do so! Planning for the good, and sometimes the bad, will allow control over anything that life may throw your way.
Asking the hard questions about finances and the end of life can be difficult, but it can help you build a strong connection with your spouse. Not only does this uncover what you are truly grateful for, this conversation allows you to think about your partner’s best interests if tough times hit.
With that being said, Bestow created printables to make this conversation more of an exciting activity to do together. These printables cover all the important topics to make sure your family is taken care of. As this conversation can be a rather tough topic to cover, we included a gratitude printable to point out what you and your partner are grateful for.
Plan for the Good and the Bad
Whether you are wanting to stay in and snuggle up in blankets or go out to a nice dinner to have these conversations, this can help show your love and appreciation for each other. Check-in with each other periodically and review your plans as changes may be made throughout the process.
3 Crucial Topics to Go Over With Your Spouse
- Power of Attorney
Power of attorney is a written authorization for someone to act on behalf of all life matters. Should the unthinkable happen, a trusted person will be able to take care of your belongings. Work with a legal attorney to ensure you and your partner have these documents at bay.
- Healthcare Directives
Healthcare directives cover how you’d like to be cared for if you’re unable to make the decision yourself. You will want to select someone as a preferred healthcare proxy to make choices when you can’t yourself.
- Last Will and Testament
A will delegates all wishes about your estate. A will also give specific instructions such as naming a caretakers for pets or an explanation of how your home should be maintained.
Living Happily Ever After
Having tough conversations betters your communication. Wrapping up this not so fun topic, we included some printables to wrap up your discussions and how to show each other your love is so special. Fill in the blanks to create your own unique recipe for a happy and healthy marriage.
A Recipe for Marriage Printable
Remember, even when life gives you the unexpected, you’re in this together – problem solve, communicate, and lift each other up.