You would love to go for romantic walks or out for dinner, but you feel awkward when the only thing you’ve been able to chat about in the last 30 minutes is the bread.
Conversation is the life-blood of relationships. It’s crucial for keeping the connection alive.
But it won’t flourish with small talk filler about bread or by getting a one-minute update when you get home from work, followed by a night of TV.
What do you do when you have “run-out” of conversation with your partner?
Try some conversation starters.
Conversation starters are terrific for prompting conversation and sending it in directions that you haven’t been down before. You reconnect and rediscover each other.
Some examples from awkwardsilence.com.au are:
- What is a bucket list item we should do soon?
- What do you love about your father?
- When are you at your best?
- Are you more afraid of snakes or swooping birds?
- What is the best way to make you feel loved?
- What makes for a sincere apology?
And once the talk starts, it’s often hard to stop. You soon realise your ability to talk isn’t dead.
You are also reminded how interesting your partner is, and why you loved them in the first place.
Conversation has many benefits. It’s makes you feel valued because someone is interacting with you, spending time in your world. It helps you learn more about others & the world, but also makes you learn more about yourself. It is a catalyst for great ideas.
But most importantly, it keeps the connection alive. You may think you know everything about your partner, but if you go a while without engaging conversations then one day you will wake up next to a stranger.
Reconnect to your partner with conversation starters.