How do you feel about prenuptial agreements? Would you want one yourself or would you feel offended if your partner asked for one?
I was having this conversation with someone today, she said she would never sign one because it would offend her that her fiance would even ask and she would feel that he would be "expecting the marriage to fail." Personally, I feel pretty neutral about it. I wouldn't want one myself but if my partner wanted it, I would probably sign it. Hopefully my future marriage would never end in divorce but, there's no way of knowing what the future holds.
- Yes, I would want a prenuptial agreement myself58% (7)73% (27)69% (34)Vote
- Yes, I wouldn't want one myself but if my partner wanted it, I would sign17% (2)11% (4)12% (6)Vote
- No, I never want a prenuptial agreement and would not sign if my partner wanted one25% (3)16% (6)19% (9)Vote
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As long as the agreement is fair, then I wouldn't have a problem signing it. I don't really own much worth protecting with a prenup but they are clearly important for anyone that stands to lose something. At least nothing that wouldn't already be protected with current divorce laws, which can vary largely from state to state.
Funny thing is that out of all the women that have ever claimed they are insulting, I have never once heard a rich woman claim prenups are insulting. I think that fact is really telling about their real intentions. If a woman did have the view that prenups were insulting, then I would get the feeling she was planning of screwing me over further down the road and was upset that she might not be able to.
We really need to be more understanding of the fact that even if our partner loves and trusts us, they still need to protect themselves. I would however have an issue with any clause that could give someone the power to hurt the other person, as then false accusations can then be used against one another. I would want one that most easily lets us walk away and end things fairly.1