In the beginning of a relationship, conversation seems endlessly varied and interesting. It's effortless. But years in, it feels like those interactions are reduced to just a few basic topics that we revisit again and again. Did you sleep well? How's work? Can you take the kids to soccer practice this week? What do you want for dinner?
How can that be? We still have experiences. Thoughts. Goals. Hopes! Why don't we talk about them?
We blame it on the nature of our busy lives, but often the problem is that we're too guarded to share. We don't trust our partner's reaction. There's a lack of intimacy.