1. What they want in the future vs. what they expect right now, and what they really mean when they say, “well, I’m not sure…” Sometimes people don’t want to come out and say “no, I don’t want to have kids,” because they know that’s a deal-breaker: and it should be. You have to figure out whether or not what you have is a temporary fling or a romance that could last, and if your individual desires align enough for it to work.
2. Religious beliefs and moral codes; not in the sense that they have to be the same, but that you can tolerate them without resentment, and vice versa. Look, some people are set on marrying or being in a relationship with someone of the same religious affiliation, ethnic background, or what have you, and there’s nothing wrong with this.
3. Who they used to be. You…
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