Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Talk Like You Just Met

As I was waiting for a client to show up yesterday I was reading through one of my magazines. I came across an article that peaked my interest ""10 secrets of super happy couples". Most of the things on there were not very awe inspiring for me, but one did stand out: I wanted to share it today because I thought it was a great idea.

Taken from Women's Health - September 2011 Issue p. 130

Whether you've been together for six months or six years, spend some time each day acting as if you just started dating. Ask each other what you thought of that TV episode or share what you'd do if you won the lottery. "Over time, couples stop asking those exploratory, get-to-know you questions because they think they already understand each other," says Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., author or 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great. But because we all continue to change and develop, little daily check -ins like this are what keep the connections growing, according to Orbuch's research of 373 pairs. Chat about something besides the daily grind - at least for a bit. 

Aaron and I will do this occasionally. It's fun and sometimes quite informative. here are five questions you could ask each other to get the conversation going, the point is, get it going.

  • If you could go back to school for anything, what would it be?
  • If you could hop on a plane right now, and go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  • Hop on Amazon and buy an album together on the fly. Discuss what genre you want to look under, then discuss artists. Music tastes change so much over the years it's fun to see where you are at.
  • What is your current favorite food?
  • If we were to go out right now and buy a car, what would it be and what color would you get.

picture taken by Nathan Colquhoun

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