Relationship Advice Questions
I’ll be honest with you, working with couples is rewarding work. There are good moments where the couple is making some really amazing moves in life. They are feeling strong and connected.
Then, there are those other moments when we are working hard to rebuild the layers of trust. Brick by brick.
I love working with couples, for so many reasons. I enjoy seeing couples smile and laugh. I love seeing couples work together and show up for each other.
Questions For A New Relationship
If you are in a new relationship, I want to give you a set of questions that can support your life and relationship as you move forward in life.
- What are your life goals?
- How can I support you with your goals in life?
- What do you picture your role being in the relationship?
- What do you picture my role being in the relationship?
- Do you have any baggage that you are still working through?
- What are your strengths?
- What are areas in your life that you are working on?
- What did you learn from your past relationships?
- How has your childhood influenced your relationships?
Please take time to invest in your relationship. If it’s a plant, give it water and plenty of sunlight. Do this consistently, not just every so often.
If you commit to one day a week that both can come together to discuss the questions above. The time can last for 20 minutes. Use this space to nurture your relationship.
Getting To Know You Relationship Questions
When I work with couples, we try to focus on building strength in the area of getting to know one another. Couples that get to know each other in a deep way, develop a healthy connection and strong level of self-awareness.
These couples experience trust and are willing to be vulnerable with each other.
- What do you do when you are sad?
- What brings you joy in life?
- What is your definition of success?
- How do you handle setbacks?
- What are your coping skills?
- What are your triggers?
- What are the challenging experiences you went through?
- How does your culture impact the relationship?
Relationship questions that focus on getting to know each other help couples resolve conflict.
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Relationship Scenarios For Discussion
Relationship scenarios are case studies that give couples the opportunity to identify how they would navigate the scenario. This is a wonderful practice for couples to do.
Below is a relationship scenario that you can utilize. Please read over the scenario and answer the questions below.”
“Jeff arrived home and immediately went to the bedroom to shower. While he showered, Sarah felt a sense of tension inside. Her mind raced thinking, why would he do that. As Jeff returned to the kitchen, he found Sarah preparing dinner. He decided to come to her to help with preparing dinner. Sarah immediately pulled away and told him to leave. With a sharp tone, she shouted, get out of the kitchen.”
Explore the questions below with your partner. The goal is discuss how you would navigate the relationship scenario.
- How is Sarah feeling?
- What led Sarah to feel that way?
- What could Jeff do differently?
- What do you think Jeff was experiencing when he arrived home?
- What do you think Jeff was experiencing in the kitchen?
- What could Sarah do differently?
Where Do You See This Relationship Going Answer
Successful couples spend time discussing their future. This is often led by the question, where do you see this relationship going?
- How would you like for me to support your personal goals?
- How would you like for me to support you with your career goals?
- What are places you would like to visit in your lifetime?
- What are your 5- and 10-year goals?
When you take time to focus on the future of the relationship, this simple mindset can be pivotal to your relationship.
Couples that talk about their future together are able to have alignment and goals that bring them together.
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