Marriage Moments will include questions and/or exercises to start conversations. They will provide an an opportunity to know yourself and your partner better. Check in with your LifeMate to see if this is a good time for them to answer these questions. If it is not a convenient time schedule a later time that would work for both of you. When you are the listener, show up with an interested and curious attitude. Be careful not to interrupt. After one of you has answered the questions, turn the tables and give the other partner their chance.
- As a child, were your needs taken seriously by your parents? Was your perspective valued? Share some childhood memories that support your answer.
- In the newly wed stage, if we can admit it, we often withhold sharing our perspective in order to avoid a potential conflict. Can you remember a time when that was true of you?
- What was the catalyst in our relationship that motivated you to admit that you had a different perspective than I did?