It is a commitment to sharing their life together as a team and this unity needs to be cultivated and strengthened.
Along with trust, respect and honesty, to name a few elements for a successful marriage. Effective communication is the key to this enduring relationship.
According to Glennon Melton from Huffington Post …
“A caring question is a key that will unlock a room inside the person you love…. Questions are gifts. It’s the thought behind them the receiver feels”
Address your questions in such a way that they are intimate and relevant. Rather than saying to your loved one at the end of the day
“How was your day?”… this is quite a broad question.
How can a reply to that question totally encompass all the emotions experienced in that day?
How will the reply totally define how one tackled the challenges of that day??????
So a “throwaway question will receive a throwaway answer”……..
How about these intimate questions…..
“How was the drive into work, hope it wasn’t too stressful?
“What can I do to help you right now?”
“What can I do to make you feel appreciated?”
“What’s going really well with work right now?”
“Life is a conversation. Make it a good one.”