Today I’m talking about the second half of the process that will encourage your spouse to open up and engage with you in conversation. I feel like this should be a process that is built brick by brick—keeping each brick in place as the foundation of trust in your marriage is built, perhaps for the first time, or even rebuilt.
In the first of this two-part video series I gave the first three steps in this process (click here to read and watch Part 1). And in this video I give the following three, well … “and a half” steps to take in encouraging a mate to open up in marriage. So I hope you’ll click on the video below to watch, then come back to tell me what you thought in the comments! 😉
Here’s a Couple Conversation Guide to practice conversational skills and active/reflective listening.
Here’s a recap with the “Steps to Build Rapport and Conversation” that you can download and follow as you encourage more conversation in your marriage.
What are some steps in this process that I laid out that are especially difficult for you, and why?
What is one step you’ve found to be especially helpful in your own life, and why?