Communication is key. We’ve all heard the phrase, and there really is no denying the power of communication. However, when you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s easy to feel like you’ve already had all of the conversations. It can feel like you’ve asked every question. So we compiled a list of thought-provoking questions you can ask your partner.
1. If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in one sentence?
Don’t we all wish we could go back and give ourselves advice? Even if you knew your partner during childhood, this will be an interesting question. They’ll have to think over moments that have already happened in their lives and moments that are maybe happening right now. They may share new stories with you that you may have never heard before.
2. If you could relive one year of your life, which would it be and why?
It’ll be fascinating to hear their answer for this. Will they pick a happy year to relive or a sad year to do-over? Either way, it will tell you a lot about your partner.
3. What should a healthy relationship provide for the people in it?
If you’ve previously discussed this question, it would be intriguing to see if their answer has changed at all. And if it’s the first time you’ve talked about it, it’ll give you a nice peek inside their thought process when it comes to relationships.
4. Who has been the most influential person in your life?
Maybe you already know the answer to this question. Maybe you don’t. Either way, it’s always interesting to learn more about what or who shaped them as a person.
5. How do you describe me to other people?
Have you ever asked this question before? It’s easy to assume your partner sees you how you see yourself, but that’s not always the case.
We like to tell couples to never stop dating. That means you should keep having these conversations. You should always continue to learn about your partner. You might feel like you already know what they’re going to say, but we are human. Which means we’re always changing and growing.