Communication is a very important area of human endeavor. It helps for easier understanding and builds better chemistry between individuals. In a relationship, this is also very true. Studies have shown that couples who communicate more tend to be happier and have a longer-lasting relationship than those that don’t. And of course, if you do see your relationship beyond the present, then it’s only expected that you talk about/set certain things in motion.
Here are a few subjects we feel couples should talk about more.
YOUR VACATION/WEEKEND PLANS
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a frustrating Monday evening or Thursday night. Talking about your plans for the weekend will give you both something exciting to look forward to. It will also motivate you to work and get through the week with much enthusiasm. Planning way ahead of time for a vacation or that little getaway also gives you both things to discuss and deliberate on, and keeps boredom away.
A simple “how did your day go” and an honest answer can lead to a conversation you will both cherish. And there is always something to talk about work; could be about a weird colleague, a bad boss or the tasks you have to complete. These conversations will help you both understand each other’s professional sides better.
What is bothering or worrying you? Sounds like a simple one, but this is something that will make your partner feel loved and cared for. They may have no worries, but the thought that you care will make them cherish being in a relationship with you.
Talking about secrets and being open with each other will make the relationship more successful. It will also help you to know yourselves better.
FAVOURITE SHOWS AND MOVIES
Well, this always gives you something to talk about. New shows and movies come out every week. Watch one together and talk about it. Laugh about storylines and cry together if you have to.
What do you truly enjoy doing? Share these thoughts with your partner and see which interests conflict and which ones complement one another. When these interests complement each other, try doing them together as it will bring you closer. The essence of being together is to support one another.
YESTERDAY AND TODAY, AND TOMORROW
The past may not always be fun and exciting to talk about, but there will surely be hilarious moments to mention, like the times you did silly things as a child or your childhood dreams. You do not need to talk about painful memories like past relationships or go into sexual details. Talk about your plans for the future: the goals you have, your dreams, aspirations and life pursuits. Tell them what you intend to do. This will help the both of you understand each other’s views. Talk about where you see yourselves as a couple in five years. Make goals that will urge you both to work towards strengthening your relationship.