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99 Questions to Strengthen the Emotional Intimacy of Your Relationship: Part Two

99 Questions to Strengthen the Emotional Intimacy of Your Relationship. | Annie Wright, LMFT | www.anniewright.com

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I hope the remaining 84 emotional intimacy questions below feel helpful to you as a starting point to generate interesting and rich questions between you and your partner.

99 Questions to Strengthen the Emotional Intimacy of Your Relationship. | Annie Wright, LMFT | www.anniewright.com

99 Questions to Strengthen the Emotional Intimacy of Your Relationship: Part Two

    1. Is there anything you’ve been longing for that might spice up our love life?
    2. What’s your favorite non-sexual way of being touched by me?
    3. When was the last time you daydreamed about us and our relationship? What was the daydream about?
    4. What are three strengths or gifts or skills that you think you bring to our relationship?
    5. What character qualities are you most proud of in yourself?
    6. Where do you think you came by those character traits? Do you attribute any of it to your mom or dad?
    7. What’s the biggest lesson your father (or father-figure) ever taught you?
    8. What’s the biggest lesson your mother (or mother-figure) ever taught you?
    9. When you were younger, did you trust your parents?
    10. What was your favorite meal as a kid? Is it still your favorite meal as an adult?
    11. What three adjectives would you use to describe your childhood?
    12. Who was your childhood best friend? What did you guys like to do together?
    13. When you were younger and you got scared or overwhelmed, what would you do to take care of yourself?
    14. Did you have any special or secret spaces you loved to play in as a child?
    15. What was the first album/cd/mp3 you ever bought? Why that one?
    16. What’s your favorite song of all time? Why that one?
    17. If there was a soundtrack of your life, what songs might be on it and why?
    18. Do you ever think about what song you’d like played at your funeral? What do the lyrics of that song mean to you?
    19. What do you think about death? What do you believe happens after we die?
    20. What was your first experience with death? Was it a relative? A pet? How did this impact you?
    21. If you knew you only had a year to live, what would you do in that year?
    22. Who were some of your childhood heroes? The people who made you feel like things were going to be okay and that you were special?
    23. What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
    24. What movie made the biggest impression on you as a teenager? As an adult?
    25. What book made the biggest impression on you as a teenager? As an adult?
    26. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three books would you take and why?
    27. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three tools would you take and why?
    28. If you could only eat five foods (plus water) for the rest of your life, what would they be?
    29. If you could make a travel bucket list, what are the top five countries you’re most longing to visit?
    30. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money? And why?
    31. Is any part of what you would do with your lottery money actually happening in your real life right now? Could it?
    32. What are the qualities you most admire in a man?
    33. What are the qualities you most admire in a woman?
    34. Who, in your opinion, are some real heroes?
    35. For what in your life are you most grateful?
    36. If you could be granted three wishes from a genie in a bottle, what would those wishes be?
    37. Is there anything you’ve really longed to do with your life yet that you haven’t?
    38. What do you think is the greatest accomplishment in your life so far? And why?
    39. What do you consider your biggest failure? What did you learn from that failure?
    40. If you could travel back in time to any point in your childhood and give the younger version of you a message, what message would that be and how old would you be?
    41. If you could go back in time to any place and space in the world’s history, what would that be?
    42. What are the biggest stresses that you’re currently facing in your life today? What keeps you up at night that I may not know about?
    43. Who can you count on these days as a real source of support for you?
    44. Which of your relatives are your least favorite? And why?
    45. Who are your favorite relatives and why?
    46. What are three of your best memories with your family? What made those memories really stand out to you?
    47. What’s a question you’ve never asked me but you’re longing to?
    48. What are you most afraid of in this world?
    49. What do you think is the best part of being a human? What do you think is the hardest part about being a human?
    50. What do you think is the best part of being an adult? And the hardest part?
    51. If you could live in only one outfit for the rest of your life, what would that outfit be?
    52. Are there areas of our relationship that have felt especially challenging lately but that you really feel hopeful about, too?
    53. What new traditions or rituals are you excited about creating in our relationship or in the family we create?
    54. What are some of the hobbies and routines that bring you joy in your life?
    55. If you had more spare time and no extra responsibilities, how would you spend that spare time?
    56. What three words would you use to describe us as a couple?
    57. If you could have a dinner party with anyone in the world as a guest, who would those guests be?
    58. If you were to describe a perfect day, what would that be for you? A perfect week? A perfect month?
    59. Is there a superhero or fictional character you really identify with? Who is it and why?
    60. What qualities do you really look for in friendship?
    61. Where do you feel most at peace and ease in the world?
    62. If you could go back to school and study anything you wanted, what would that be?
    63. If your movie was a genre, what genre would it be? What happens next in the movie?
    64. When and what are the moments when you feel most connected to yourself and your soul?
    65. When and what are the moments when you feel our souls connecting the most?
    66. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? What’s the best compliment you’ve ever given someone?
    67. What were your secret hopes, fantasies and wishes for a romantic partnership when you were younger? How about now as an adult? Have they changed?
    68. What’s the best part of our relationship together?
    69. What did your parents teach you about love and relationship?
    70. Who are great models of loving relationships for you?
    71. What are some of your first thoughts in the morning and your last thoughts at night?
    72. How do you see us being different? How do you see us being similar?
    73. What’s your least favorite household chore? What’s your favorite?
    74. Is there any way you’d like for us a couple to give back to others or to our community that we’re not currently doing?
    75. If we as a couple had a theme song, what would it be?
    76. What about the world right now really angers, frustrates, and upsets you?
    77. What moves you and restores your faith in humanity?
    78. Who are the role models and mentors you look up to in life? They can be real people or people you’ve only ever heard of.
    79. What three qualities would you most like to raise your children to embody?
    80. What’s one thing you did in this past week that you’re proud of?
    81. When you’re sad and scared and hurting, how can I best help you in those moments? What do you want me to know in those times?
    82. Tell me more about the person you’re striving to be.
    83. If you could design a perfect day for us, what would that be?
    84. What do you think will help keep our relationship and connection to each strong?

Wrapping Up.

The hope behind asking these kinds of unique and out-of-the-ordinary questions is to help deepen your awareness of each other’s inner world and ultimately strengthen the emotional intimacy between you two.

Life is busy and hectic and often stressful for most of us, and questions like these may not always take priority in your conversations with your honey. But sprinkle one or two or more of these into your conversations in the coming weeks and see what unfolds.

And now I’d love to hear from you: What’s another provocative, unique question that you would add to this list to help others’ get to know their partners better? What’s one question that’s been a rich source of dialogue for you and your honey? Leave me a message in the comments below and I’ll be sure to respond.

And until next time, take very good care of yourself.

Warmly, Annie

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