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.
- How would you describe the atmosphere in your home at different stages growing up? (When you were a child, when you were in middle school, and when you were in high school)
- How were you influenced by the way each of the significant adults in your life handled disagreements?
- Was anyone in your family circle a source of love, comfort, and security for you? Explain!
- How would you like to see our “us” grow when we face conflicts? What do you think we do well? Where do you think we need to improve?