You want to marry your current partner, but you also want to protect your assets from a worst-case scenario. A prenuptial agreement may offer the peace of mind you need, but perhaps you struggle to bring up the matter with your significant other.
NBC News offers insights for discussing prenups without sounding insensitive. You deserve to share a happy life with your partner, but you also deserve to protect the hard work you invested in your life and everything in it.
Admit the gravity of the situation
No matter how you approach the matter, you cannot deny that discussing finances and the possibility of divorcing is something many couples do not want to think about. Despite the difficulty, you must overcome your discomfort and admit to yourself and your soon-to-be spouse that a prenup helps more than it hurts. A willingness to have hard conversations and be vulnerable could bring you and your partner together.
Choose the right time and place to have the conversation
Think carefully about where and when you discuss a prenup. Choose a quiet time that fits both of your schedules, and think about sitting down somewhere free of distractions. You want to focus entirely on your partner without interruptions. Even then, you still may want to break the discussion into several conversations. You both may come away from the initial conversation with several points to consider before signing the document.
A prenup agreement need not burn your relationship to the ground. When approached with grace and good intentions, the conversation and document may help couples feel secure in their relationship.