By talking openly about why one or both spouses may want a marriage contract and negotiating a fair exchange of rights and duties, couples can marry with some certainty about the outcome if the marriage is not successful. Let`s be honest, the subject of a marriage contract can be an unpleasant conversation with your partner. Couples have often tiptoed around this taboo subject, for fear of looking cold or not believing that the marriage will last. However, stigma is being challenged more than ever and future spouses are increasingly open to this important conversation. A pre-marital agreement may also be appropriate if a potential spouse is considering giving up a successful career or a successful career after marriage. .