Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk about people.
So, up your relationship happiness by talking about the deep stuff with your significant other. Communication is the ultimate key to success in any relationship.
Find below, the 8 things that you and your partner can start talking about to solidify your bond:
If you can’t share the awkward moments that occurred throughout high school with your partner, you can you tell them to? Don’t be afraid to broach the subject, if you haven’t already. We wouldn’t be surprised if his stories are more horrifying (and hilarious) than yours.
Fears and insecurities
It helps to talk about things that make you wake up with gray hairs. What worries you? What do you want to improve in yourself? What are your past skeletons? In being vulnerable, you risk judgment, but more importantly, you chance finally being understood.
Ask your partner what he or she was like as a kid. Did he make friends easily? What kind of games did he like to play? Did he have trouble in school? Childhood memories make for fun conversations, but they can also lend insight into how your guy became the person he is today.
This is a touchy one because no one wants to hear their true love spouting sonnets about an ex. There is, of course, a difference between longing for (or being bitter over) the past and simply acknowledging what happened. With enough practice, seasoned, happy couples learn how to address why past relationships ended without inadvertently comparing their current partner to an old flame.
Knowing a person’s upbringing and relationship with his or her parents (or siblings) is paramount to understanding his current attitude toward family. If you’re even slightly contemplating a future with this person, it helps to ask how well he gets along with his family. Why does he resent his mother? Why is he closer to his sisters than to his brothers? How well can he handle family gatherings?
In the age of information overload, it’s nearly impossible to stay up-to-date on everything going on around us. Ask your partner about his interests, be they economics or regional politics, and see if you can’t learn a thing or two about them. Who knows, maybe you’ll help him develop an interest in international affairs or science news.
Tv and movies
Compared to politics and personal fears, entertainment might seem pretty shallow, but discussions about movies are in the “deep” category, given that people focused on character motivations and plots rather than on, say, the hot Hollywood leading actors.
You should not pressure your partner into talking about his plans for marriage and children, but its cool that whether he openly talks about them or you ask directly, you should know his dreams, goals, and aspirations. What is he working toward? What drives him to succeed? Where does he see himself in five years? Someone who desires growth and is not afraid of the unknown is surely dynamic enough to deserve you.