That Poor Couple, They Haven’t Said a Word to One Another!

I think we’ve all gone out to dinner and glanced at the couple sitting at the next table. You notice that while they are eating they don’t say a word to one another. You look at your own partner and hope you’ll never be like that couple.

Well, we are all that couple at times, especially after we’ve been together with someone for a long time.  This is normal! Read this article and find out how to reignite conversation with your long time partner.

Keeping the Conversation Interesting 

Keep the Conversation InterestingAfter being with your partner for years, there is a certain level of comfort that develops. Although it is great to feel comfortable within the relationship, it can make it difficult to stay emotionally connected. It can take some extra attention to stay emotionally connected as time goes on. Part of staying emotionally connected means you have to find ways to keep the conversation interesting.
 
It’s likely that early on in the relationship you may have stayed up late, talking about anything and everything, and enjoying one another’s company. Then as years pass, people tend to spend less time just talking. Instead, the stress that comes with everyday life and the responsibilities of paying bills, caring for children, and managing a household can interfere.
 
It may also feel like you’ve run out of things to talk about. By now, you know most of your partner’s past stories that are funny and interesting. You may have even heard them more than once. You know your partner’s views on religion and politics. You may feel like you know it all. So then, what’s left to talk about? Read More>>>
 
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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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