Dancing With the Stars alum and former NBA star Rick Fox admits that he too may soon be joining the ranks of the newly engaged this winter season.  Fox, 41, recently told UsMagazine.com that he and partner Eliza Dushku, 30, are thinking about getting married.  “I hear [wedding bells] now,” explained Fox.  “We’ve been honest about that conversation, and we’ve had it.”  However, the basketball star-turned-actor still has some reservations concerning marriage. “I’ve failed in marriage before, and this will be her first marriage….so we want to make sure the foundation is laid in a responsible way where communication is had about what she wants from life as a woman — whether she wants to have kids or go back to school — whatever she wants to do.”

 

What are some things to consider before getting married?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting married is one of the most life-changing decisions you can ever make, and before you jump into such a huge commitment it’s important to think about every aspect of your relationship.  Here are just a few things to consider:

1. Similar goals: Be sure that you and your partner both wish for the same things in life, like children and a house by the beach.  If you have different goals, then you’ll never be able to fully cooperate.

2. Your feelings: Ask yourself if your current partner is “the one.”  Make sure that your feelings are the deepest you’ve ever felt, and that you feel confident and happy in your decision to spend the rest of your life with that person.

3. Readiness: Make sure that both you and your partner are at peace with all of your past relationships.  Feeling jaded or torn up over a previous breakup will only hurt your chances of making your current relationship work.