By Whitney Johnson

Australian popstar Kylie Minogue recently announced her celebrity break-up from fiancé Joshua Sasse. As reported by UsMagazine.com, she captioned a skyline photo on Instagram with a sweet note to her followers: “Thank you for all your love and support throughout this recent chapter of my life. Thank you now for your love and understanding with the news that Josh and I have decided to go our separate ways. We wish only the best for each other as we venture towards new horizons.” She ended with the encouraging hashtag #thesunalwaysrises. The former celebrity couple met on the set of his show Galavant in 2015 and announced their engagement in February 2016.

This celebrity break-up comes as a surprise. What are some factors to consider before getting engaged to your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting engaged is a big step to take in your relationship, and before you do so, it’s important to be 100 percent confident in your love for one another. Below, Cupid shares three factors to consider before picking out a diamond ring:

1. Talk about your future: It’s sounds like an obvious piece of relationship advice, but you must talk about your future before planning your wedding. Where do you want to live? Do you both want kids? How will you afford your lifestyle? Will you go to church each week? Nothing is off limits, and everything should be out in the open.

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2. Get real about starting a family: Soon after you get hitched, people will inevitably start asking when you want to have children. Deciding the answer to that question now will take some of the pressure off and help you enjoy your newlywed bliss. Something else to think about: Unfortunately, having a baby doesn’t come easy to everyone. Now is the time to decide if you’d be willing to adopt. There are other options to consider as well, like surrogacy and IVF.

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3. Open up about your career: If your job requires you to travel or work late on a regular basis, it’s important that your partner is aware of these responsibilities, as they’ll cut into your time together. Similarly, if there’s a chance you’ll have to move to a different city or state, you need to be honest about the possibility. You also need to talk about the future of your career. If your partner expects you to stay at home with your kids, but you’ve also seen yourself as a working mom, explore other options that will ensure both of you feel happy and fulfilled.

What else should you consider before getting engaged? Share your best relationship advice below.