When was the last time you had a meaningful conversation with your partner? Share with them the gift of presence and conversation.
Intimacy can suffer easily in a busy relationship or marriage. Being caught-up in day-to-day activities is all too common, but the unfortunate outcome is that you lose track of your partner. Luckily, there are easy and effective ways to revive this, and the process of “catching-up” with each other can be fun and simplistic. Example - ask more questions!
There are a myriad of studies showing communication and conversing builds trust and empathy within relationships; after all, it’s the main way in which your partner can get to know you. Asking questions ticks all the boxes - transparency strengthens your bond, self-disclosure increases feelings of closeness and actively listening builds respect. What are you waiting for? Get ready to have some deep conversations with these intimate questions:
What is your favorite childhood memory?
When did you last cry about something and why?
What were your dreams and aspirations growing up?
What is one thing in our relationship that used to bother you, but doesn’t anymore?
What would you not want to change about yourself, what would you want to change?
What do you admire about yourself?
What do you admire least about yourself?
What is your most treasured possession and why?
How do you compare yourself to your mother/father
What is your biggest worry about the future?
What is your love language and why?
What were your favorite places to go as a child and why?
Make it your goal to discuss one or two of these questions weekly or bi-weekly. This keeps your line of communication open and conveys to your partner a sense of care. Remember that what’s most paramount is the discussion that ensues and the time spent listening and focusing on only each other.
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