Yesterday, I asked you how your communication was with your spouse.
Now, whether your answer was:
“spouse? haven’t talked with them in days…”
“there isn’t anything we don’t talk about!”
I have something I think you should do. In fact, if I were your teacher and you were my student, I would assign this for your homework.
Fortunately, neither of us are in those positions with each other…which makes this all the more fun.
In order to cultivate increased communication with your spouse, write down what you think your spouse’s answers would be for the following questions:
- What is the happiest thing that has ever happened to you?
- What has been the hardest experience of your life?
- What are your secret ambitions and goals in life?
- What are your deep fears?
- What traits of mine would he/she like to see changed?
- What does he/she appreciate about me the most?
- What person(s) does he/she most admire?
Okay. Are you done with that step?
Now go on a date (or sit on the couch …or talk on the phone) and ask them for their answers.
(Note: do not tell them what you think they will say. that’s cheating. and it will give you an F in the course.)
After they’re done, (if they’re still in a good mood) ask them to answer the questions about you.
Since I have no way to know if you really will do this or not, allow me to give my highest recommendations that you do this “homework.”
I did it and it was awesome.
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*Communication questions taken from Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow. (pages 242-243)