8 Conversations to Always Have with Your Spouse

8 Conversations to Always Have with Your Spouse

When you first start dating someone it’s tough to sit down and put it all out on the table. You are just getting to know one another, working on establishing a relationship – and that means hugs and kisses and romantic talks about the future. Once you make that transition from the honeymoon phase to a full on relationship, though, it’s often time to broach the serious subjects – like career aspirations, children, finances and even your most sought after dreams and deepest secrets. Once you’re married and have started a family, keeping the conversation going and those lines of communication flowing is absolutely essential to staying completely in touch with one another. If you’re wondering how all those couples out there keep their relationships going after so many years? Communication is the name of the game. It’s one of the things JR and I try to keep up no matter the time or distance we find ourselves juggling. Communicating openly and often is the only way to keep your relationship at its best. Not sure how to open those lines? Keep reading for conversations you should always have with your spouse.

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8 Conversations to Always Have with Your Spouse

Talk about the things you love about one another. Sounds cheesy? It’s OK! You’re in love – and, don’t forget that. Reminding one another why you’re in love is essential when it comes to being happy and staying happy.
Stay in tune with your kids – and talk about that. Being open about what’s going on with your kiddos is essential for staying on the same page when it comes to parenting. You’re a team – and that’s what makes it all work.
Be OK with being wrong – and don’t be afraid to admit it. When you’re wrong – just get out there and say it. Apologize and figure out how to make it better the next time.
Something bugging you? Get it out there on the table and let each other in on what’s really grating on you. Even if it’s totally ridiculous – stay open! Be completely honest 100% of the time.
Don’t hold back when it comes to sharing your greatest aspirations. You are each other’s biggest fans –and, that means a lot – so don’t forget to share your most wild and crazy dreams.
Share the details of your day-to-day. Even if it seems mundane – you should be in the know of everything your spouse is dealing with – and vice versa! How else will you know what’s going on with one another?
Be open about money. Financial challenges can easily cause a huge strain on a relationship and making sure you’re able to talk about those issues is important for getting through the tough times. Set some financial goals and guidelines – together – to be sure you’re after the same dream.
Just be. Sometimes there’s nothing as wonderful or as essential as simply spending time together and talking about nothing. Being quiet is often as tough as facing the most challenging issues –so don’t be surprised if this doesn’t come easy!
What’s on your list of essential conversations you should always have with your spouse?

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