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The 10 Questions You Should Know the Answer to Before You Begin a New Relationship

Starting a new relationship can be an exciting adventure. Sometimes we are so excited about something new, we forget to ask the important questions about the relationship or the person in general. According to Janice Moss, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, states there are 10 questions you should ask and know the answer too before starting a new relationship. 

  1. What kind of relationship do you want?
  2. How should disagreements be settled in a relationship?
  3. What is it that you like about me?
  4. What is a man's/woman's role in a relationship?
  5. Are you married, separated, engaged, living with someone or in a committed relationship of any kind?
  6. What is. was your relationship like with your parents?
  7. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
  8. What are your relationship deal breakers?
  9. Is there ever an appropriate time for hitting, name-calling, abuse or sexual assault?
  10. Where do you live?

Click here to learn why these questions are so important to ask. 


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.