6 Conversation Topics for Couples

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When you're part of a couple, it's highly important to keep the lines of communication open. And whether you're newly together or are in a long-term relationship, it's vital to keep your conversations fresh, interesting, and meaningful. So rather than discussing what's on TV or only talking about what to order for dinner, these six conversation topics will help you and your partner create a deeper and more substantial bond so that your relationship can remain strong.

1. Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

One of the most important and insightful conversations that you can have with your partner is about your long-term plans, goals, hopes, and dreams. For example, would you like to get married, have children, and advance in your career during the next five years or do you see yourself quitting your job, moving off the grid, and starting a new chapter of your life in a different city or country? By having an open and honest discussion with your partner about where you'd ideally like your life to be heading as well as where you'd like to see your relationship heading can help both of you to be on the same page as a couple going forward. 

2. How Was Your Day?

Another key conversation for couples has to do with the occurrences that happen in your everyday life. Rather than asking a cursory question to your partner about how he or she's doing, it's important that both of you truly open up about your days and share what's really going on in your lives.

Are you annoyed with a coworker? Are you having an issue with a family member? Or are you ecstatic about getting a new client? By being forthright and honest with your partner about how you're really feeling, confiding in him or her, as well as lending support, you're helping to reinforce your connection as a couple.

3. What Were You Like Growing Up?

An additional conversation that's important for those in relationships is to be able to talk openly about your pasts. For example, by opening up about your family life, your rapport with your siblings, and your connection with your parents, you can help give your partner better insight into you as a person today. And whether your relationship with your family is strong or not, this can actually help strengthen the relationship you have with your partner by letting him or her be in the know about this different aspect of your life.  

4. What Are You Most Passionate About?

When you're part of a couple, another enlightening and essential conversation has to do with your passions, pastimes, and pursuits. Are you a singer/songwriter? A golfer? A baker? By opening up to your partner about your favorite activities, hobbies, and interests, you're helping him or her learn more about you in a deeper and more meaningful way. When you're able to tell your partner what's important to you, what you like to do for fun, and what truly excites and thrills you, he or she will feel more connected to you because you're making an effort to open up and let your partner into your world.

5. What's Your Dream Vacation?

An additional fun conversation topic for couples has to do with travel. For example, does your dream vacation involve sitting on a remote beach, drinking margaritas, and working on your tan? Or would you rather be skiing down a mountain or hiking up a trail? Or perhaps an eating tour in a foreign country is more your style. By opening up to your partner about your travel hopes and dreams, the two of you will not only get to learn more about each other, but will also be better able to find common ground when planning a vacation as a couple in the future. 

6. What Are Your Intimate Desires?

Physical and emotional intimacy are cornerstones of a happy and healthy relationship. And when you're able to be truly honest and open with your partner about what you're looking for, what you're into, and what you're not into, you're helping to create an even stronger and more passionate and long-lasting bond between the two of you.