March 11, 2022
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foster more meaningful convos with your future spouse
Much of your talk with your partner is “business” talk. Sure, it’s stuff that has to be discussed so things run smoothly around the house day to day, but you really wish you had more meaningful conversations with your future spouse. How do you move from “business” talk to deeper, meaningful conversations about your future marriage, feelings, needs, and hopes? Meaningful conversations build intimacy and keep you and your fiancé connected.
You need them and you definitely can have them!
Here are some common roadblocks to meaningful convos:
🚧 Nobody Is Leading.
🚧 You’ve Had The Same Conversation A Million Times.
🚧 Not Having Family Meetings or Regular Check-In Times.
🚧 You Need To Improve Your Listening Skills
Any of these sound familiar?
if your fiancé doesn’t seem to support you, here’s some advice
I know how you feel. I get a really big, life-goal idea in my mind about every two weeks. And when I drop my best-laid plans on my wife as if it’s a slam-dunk, somehow she just doesn’t see it the way I do. And that’s when things can blow up.
So what do you do when you have a big idea and you want your spouse to be supportive?
Here are some steps you can take:
💡 Take some time to consider the implications of your idea.
💡 Don’t think of it as a decision made, but an idea to be considered.
💡 Reframe how you bring your idea up to your future spouse.
💡 Be prepared to approach the idea at a slower pace.
💡 Bring your future spouse in on the decision-making process.
Remember that you are going to be a TEAM.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Caroline Henry, wife to her husband of 3 years, Will, new momma to a little girl, and the Content Strategist here at First Things First. Take a peek at her recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
🎨 These easy paint-by-numbers are so much fun to do together! Grab a cup of tea, talk about everything except the wedding, and enjoy some time together.
📲 @Sarahandersencomics on Instagram– She creates hysterical comics all about her life and her relationship. Somehow, they’re all totally relatable.
📆 If you don’t have one already, add a countdown to your phone screen! It’s a great reminder that you’re not just waiting till the wedding day, you’re counting down the days till you’ll be together for the rest of your lives!
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