If you’re out of things to talk about, this month’s Ask Coach Kathy provides a solution to re-igniting conversation topics in your relationship.
My husband and I have been married for 27 years and when we go out to dinner, we spend most of the time eating and not talking. Could we possibly have talked each other out of new topics? It saddens me to think we know everything about each other that we have nothing left to say. Any suggestions?
Yes, actually, I do have a suggestion. I recommend you go on-line and purchase this thing called a Chat Pack (learn more here).
This is a box of cards with unusual questions for you and your husband to answer about yourselves or about life, in general. You can get the regular Chat Pack, or you can buy a Chat Pack that has a theme.
Whatever you get, tuck it in your purse and use it when you are at dinner. You’ll be surprised to see how many topics you have not ever discussed. My guess is you’ll learn at least one new thing about each other!
Do you have sensitive issues in your relationships that you need help with? Ask Coach Kathy about it. Submit your question below.
Talia Sue Gerstein says
This is not a couple issue, but I would like to share something that I experienced today. As many of us are, I am practicing social distancing. My children are keeping in touch with me. Today, my eldest son called to check up on me. He’s a computer geek, and helps me to keep things running smoothly. We fixed the problem, then began talking about poetry. He shared his favorite poem with me. Then I looked it up on Google. Copied it and saved it on the computer. Before we finished our conversation, my youngest son called me. I excused myself and answered the other call. We had a great chat. He’s in the restaurant industry, and I wondered how things were going with the restaurant. We also chatted about the family. Got news about my first grandson,who lives with him now. What a great day!
Kathy Dawson says
Hi Talia – your story of family connection is a bright spot at what can be a confusing time. It sounds like your family is an anchor for you. How beautiful. Keep up the positive attitude. Thanks for sharing! Kathy Dawson