I need to do an interview with a married person for class. I have a long list of questions for ya and may add a few more once I read your responses. It's pretty long so if anyone has some free time, I'd really appreciate it!! Thank you.
I've been PMing it but I'll just post them here and whoever has time can do it Thank you guys so much! If you want, you can PM or email them to me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
How did you meet?
How long did you date before your marriage?
How old were you when you married?
What first attracted you to your spouse?
Why did you decide to get married?
How long did you date before you were married?
Did you live together before you got married?
How did you propose?
What is the most important aspect of your marriage?
How has marriage changed your original relationship?
What are the benefits of marriage?
What was it like planning the actual marriage ceremony?
Who paid for it and how much did it cost?
How do you think marriage should be?
What beliefs about marriage do you agree on and what don’t you agree on?
Purpose of Marriage
What is the purpose of marriage in this changing society?
What do you do to keep your sex life exciting?
How often do you have sexual intercourse?
Did you have premarital sex?
How is sex managed in marriage?
How has marriage affected your sex life?
How do you keep the romance alive?
Do you ever still “get butterflies” whenever you see your spouse?
How is real marriage different than what you see in the movies?
Do you have “date nights” now that you are married? How are these different than the dates you had before you married?
Did your sex life go downhill after you had children or did things get better?
What do you do to keep things fun and interesting?
What was the last spontaneous, fun thing you did together?
What do you do together as a couple?
Do you allow girls nights or boys nights? Do you think these are important?
Do you ever receive flowers or love notes or boxing match tickets spontaneously?
How often do you say “I love you” to each other? Do you say it more often or less often than you did before you got married?
How do you show affection to each other?
How do you make time for each other? How do you make it a priority even when you don’t feel like it?
Do you set aside time for each other every week or every day or every month? If you don’t, what keeps you from spending time together?
How do you communicate when you are mad?
How do you resolve conflict?
What do you do when you get into a fight? Silent treatment? Criticize? Get defensive? Withhold something like sex, money, attention?
How does compromise take place in your relationship?
What are most of your arguments about?
How do you resolve your arguments?
What is the hardest situation you have faced together? How did you get through it? How did you find a solution? Did you or your spouse find the solution, or did you resolve it together?
How do you deal with the disappointment when you do not get enough attention? How do you communicate about this to get your needs met?
How do you balance selfishness with unselfishness?
What have you learned about giving and receiving?
How do you keep your individuality?
How do you decide between needs and wants?
How did you decide to have a family?
How has parenting affected your marriage?
How long did you wait before you had children?
How do you keep your relationship strong after you have children?
Do children make your marriage stronger?
How do you deal with money?
Who handles the money?
Are you both working? How does this affect your relationship?
Do you both spend money the same way or do you have different styles when it comes to money? Are you a spender or a saver?
How do you handle conflicts about money?
Do you budget your money?
Do you share your money or have your assets in individual names?
How do you divide your household expenses, if the wife makes more than the husband or if the husband makes more than the wife?
Is it wise to have one bank account with both of your names on it?
Do you feel any outside influences affect your marriage in a positive or a negative way?
Who has most influenced your ideas about marriage?
Did anyone in your life disagree with your marriage?
Who do you each talk to about your marital problems?
How do you combine families from different cultural backgrounds?
Does television effect your relationship? How?
How would you adjust if one person became disabled?
How do you deal with blending 2 families into a new marriage/family?
How do you keep the kids from causing problems with a new relationship?
Do you believe in divorce? Remarriage?
Did you come from a divorced family? How did this affect your views of marriage?
Why do you think the divorce rate is so high today?
Do you think families are in trouble today or are things changing for the better?
Do you need to take the happiness into the marriage with you or will the happiness come from the marriage?
What makes a marriage successful and strong?
How does that original spark of love change after you get married? How do you keep it alive?
How does marriage satisfy you?
How much quality time do you have together?
What do you most admire about your spouse?
Are you happy? What would make you happier in the marriage?
How do you share responsibilities?
Are you still in love? What does it mean to be in love to you?
What keeps people together in a marriage for a longer time?
Is there any way to make marriage last for a lifetime?
What do you believe makes a lasting relationship?
How do you comfort your spouse in times of need?
Are your original biological parents still married to each other? If so, how have they lasted so long? What strengths do you see in their marriage?
Have you always known you wanted to be married? Did you know this as a child?