Open-ended Questions To Keep You and Your Partner Connected
Couples who stay curious about each other are happier together for longer.
If you've been together for a while, you might feel like you already know all there is to know about your partner.
But people are always changing, and getting complacent about this is part of what leads couples to grow apart.
So how do you keep getting to know your ever-changing partner over the years?
By staying curious, and asking lots of open-ended questions about their past, present and future; thoughts, feelings, opinions, hopes and dreams.
When we're busy with work and kids, we can sometimes go weeks at a time without asking each other anything deeper than "did you take the bins out?"
When was the last time you asked your partner a more meaningful question?
• What would you do with your days if you didn't have to work for a living?
• What's the biggest challenge you're facing at the moment?
• How have your friendships changed since we became parents?
• What has the last year been like for you?
• Where would you like to travel in future?
Couples who feel really known by each other feel closer and get on better.
Asking questions like these shows your partner that you're interested in them, and it helps you to bond as you pay close attention to each other.
I know you want to feel close to your partner for many years to come.
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You can simply use this as inspiration to open up your conversations. Or you can make this into a game by taking it in turns to roll two dice and ask each other the corresponding questions.