5 Ways to Get to Know Your Partner Better
Whether you're walking down the aisle in a few weeks or are just starting to talk about the possibility of getting engaged, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open with your partner. You probably already know your significant other pretty well at this point but there’s always more to learn about the person you will spend the rest of your life with. Don’t get stuck in a rut where you assume that you already know it all. Follow a few of our favorite go-to conversations starters to take your bond up to the next level!
Talk about life after the wedding
It might seem like all of your downtime is packed with wedding planning. As you get closer to the big day, every little detail needs to be scrutinized. While all of that is important, it is even more important to talk about the post-wedding years. Why do you want to get married? How are you expecting your relationship to change? But, this doesn’t need to be a somber discussion! Keep it light and remember that there is no right or wrong answer. Talk about the things you are excited about. Share some of your worries. Be open!
Get to know the families
You can learn a lot about a person through their family and friends. As you get ready to bring your families together, try to get to know them better. Try to find some common ground with each other’s parents. If your future mother-in-law loves yoga, go to a class with her. Just a little effort to make a connection can go a long way.
Set date nights
If you haven’t had a proper date in a while, get planning! Make a habit of having regular date nights and take turns planning them. It is a perfect way to keep trying new things while getting to know each other a bit better. If you’ve always wanted to take an Italian cooking class, why not sign up for a one-night session! Agree to give everything a one-time shot. If one of you hates it, forget about it. But, you never know, you might discover a new shared passion!
Playing games together is a great way to bond. It might sound cheesy but playing the Newlywed Game, 20 Questions, or Truth or Dare are all great ways to open up lines of communication. Even after years of getting to know each other, there is always more to learn. Plan a night in and have fun with it.
Make some early vows
Even if you have been living together for a while, chances are good that there is room for improvement in your setup. Chat with each other about the mundane parts of life. Talk about taking out the garbage and going to family birthday parties. They might seem like small things but all of these things added together make up a major part of your life. Decide to compromise and make some agreements. If you or your significant other needs some alone time after work to decompress - plan for it! Don’t take it personally or make an issue of it and keep the conversation clear and simple. Express what is important to you in everyday life and agree to make steps to make each other happy.