It’s easy for conversations to get boring, day after day, year after year. Some couples end up hardly speaking, or just talk about logistics… while other couples avoid talking about anything that might bring about conflict. Either way, couples grow more distant instead of thriving.
I recently read about two questions that might help. “What would you like to be acknowledged for today?” and “What would you like me to know about you today?” The trick is in acknowledging what we ourselves have done, thought, or felt, and sharing that with our partner. At first, it may feel stilted and awkward, but ultimately these questions give way to better conversation. There are many fireside chats to be had that can be deeply meaningful and sustaining to a relationship — and fun, too!
If you’d like to learn more about having better conversations, take the first step: Talk to Fran.