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.
- What did your parents teach you about parenting/grand parenting as a team? What impact, negatively or positively, does that have on you today as a parent/grandparent?
- When I see you do _______________________, with our children/grand children, I find myself delighting in your involvement.
- One way I would like to see us be more effective as a parenting/grand parenting team is _______________________________ .
- Is there anything that you see me doing as a parent/grandparent that makes you feel uneasy? Help me understand why this impacts you negatively.