It's never too late to learn something new about each other.More
"This question, if answered sincerely and without holding back, humanizes the other person," says Dr. John Mayer, a practicing clinical psychologist who specializes in families. "But the key is to encourage each other to answer honestly." By not holding anything back, your response could help increase the level of empathy your partner feels for you and vice versa. "Answering superficially won't have the impact of deepening the relationship," he cautions.
"As relationships age, we get into routines, and our conversations with our partners become more like recaps of events and planning sessions for the next day," Dr. Piper Grant, clinical psychologist and founder of Numi Psychology says. "Think back to beginning of your relationship, when there was a genuine sharing and interest in things that happened in each others lives. Try to encourage the sharing of things that aren't about planning or tasks." The info you share doesn't have to be major or life-altering, Grant adds. "It could be something trivial, a thought that came to you that day, or something funny. Something like 'You know, today when I was grocery shopping, I thought about that time we went to the store and everything fell over in the middle of the aisle.'"