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How to ask your soon-to-be wife to sign a prenuptial agreement

As you move forward with your wedding plans, there may be something important sitting in the back of your mind: the idea of asking your soon-to-be wife to sign a prenuptial agreement.

While this sounds like a good idea in your mind, there's a chance that your fiancée may not agree. For this reason, it can be difficult enough to initiate the conversation, let alone seal the deal before you say "I do."

Fortunately, there are several tips you can follow to make this discussion less stressful. Here are some ideas to consider:

1. Don't issue demands

This isn't a time to issue demands and upset your partner. Instead, you should sit down with the idea of having an open conversation regarding the pros and cons of signing a prenuptial agreement.

If you issue demands, such as requesting the person sign the document no matter what, it could lead to a serious argument that impacts your future.

2. Talk about your fears

If you're going to ask for a prenuptial agreement, you shouldn't shy away from discussing your fears.

Be clear regarding why you want a prenuptial agreement. This isn't a time to beat around the bush. Speak plainly to ensure that your partner understands your fears and the rationale behind the necessity of signing a prenup.

3. Listen to your fiancée

Even if you're 100 percent sure that a prenuptial agreement is necessary, you should listen to your fiancée's concerns and objections. Why is she worried about this? How would you feel if you were in the same position?

When you listen to her, you'll find it easier to make concessions and alter the prenuptial agreement to suit both parties.

Along with the above, don't overlook the fact that you may need to step away from the conversation at some point. If things aren't going as planned, take a breather and ask your fiancée if you can revisit the issue again in the future.

You don't want to do anything to anger your soon-to-be wife, but if you feel strongly about a prenuptial agreement, this is something to discuss sooner rather than later. From there, you can work with her to create a prenuptial agreement that addresses both of your needs.