Free Download: 72 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 parenthood changes us. Life changes us. People are always changing!
So how do you protect your relationship against the risk of you growing apart?
By staying curious! Happy couples ask each other lots of open-ended questions. This is how they keep the conversation going over the years - talking 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 more meaningful than "did you take the bins out?"
When was the last time you and your partner had a proper good chat?
Hi Catherine! I just wanted to say thanks so much for the questions list. We've been in a bit of a rut lately, not talking that much (except about the kids, you know how it is 🤪) but last night we had the best conversation we've had in ages! Thank you!
Hi, I’m Catherine Topham Sly. I'm a BACP accredited therapist with 10 years experience helping couples to:
🗣 Communicate better
☺️ Resolve resentments
💘 Enjoy more intimacy
How much do you want a happy, satisfying relationship with your partner?
How much do you want a strong foundation for your kids?
Relationships after kids can be a bit of a shock!
Asking each other more open questions is a great way to stay connected through the challenges.
These questions have been chosen to get you chatting, and leave you feeling closer. They're open and fun - and not too intense! For example...
• 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 strengthen your bond as you listen to each other.
I know you want to feel close to your partner for many years to come.
Enter your name and email address to download my free list of 72 open-ended questions.
You can simply use this as inspiration to open up your conversations. Or you can make it into a game! I've included numbers so you can take it in turns to roll two dice (or use a dice app). This takes the pressure off you choosing which ones to talk about!
It was great to do something fun with my husband, something we don’t usually do. And our answers were a nice reminder that we still have lots in common.