Here's another interesting piece of advice you'll find on our marriage quotes page:
"Ultimately the bond of companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation."
This quote is from Oscar Wilde who was an Irish writer from the late 1800s. One of his accomplishments was the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray."
I really like this quote.
When you find conversation is high in a marriage, or any relationship, you'll usually find a high level of affinity as well. Of course we're talking about civil conversation here, not two people yelling and screaming at each other. Although some people will tell you that yelling at each other is better than not talking at all.
If you find your level of conversation falling off, take steps to remedy. One very easy remedy is to talk about something your spouse is very interested in.
One example would be:
The wife can't wait to see the wedding between Prince Charles and Kate Middleton. The husband couldn't care less. But the communication between them hasn't been all that great lately, so the husband asks, "How are things lining up for the royal wedding?"
If asked sincerely, this could have a very positive effect. Of course it might take a few instances of doing this, but I've seen it work quite often.
The husband loves professional football. That might include a few husbands, right? And there just may be a few wives who have zero to minus zero interest in football. But again the communication between the two needs a helping hand, so the wife says the night before the big game, "Honey I'm heading to the store. What can I get you for the game tomorrow?" or:
"Honey, the guys in Vegas have the Colts as a lock for tomorrow's game. Is that how you see it?"
Okay, I'm kidding on that last one, but you get the idea.
The bond between the two of you is easily improved with good communication.
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