Among the things you should know:
* That being in love is not enough to make a successful marriage
* That romantic love has two stages (and how to make the transition)
* That mutual sexual fulfillment is not automatic
* That personality profoundly affects behavior
Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Got Married was written to help you realize your goal of marital happiness. But don't just read it -- experience it. Grapple with the practical tips and ideas discussed, honestly share your thoughts and feelings respect each other's opinions, and find workable solutions to your differences. The more you do so, says Chapman, the more you will be prepared for marriage.