Even after years with your spouse, you can still maintain novelty with good conversation. Most importantly, don't let life's responsibilities constantly be the subject of your discussions. Unless your spouse's job fascinates you to no end, skip the work talk. Even though you dearly love your kids, don't make them the center of conversation all the time.
Find a subject that you're both interested in and gab on. If you both love traveling, plan your next adventure. If you love politics, your partner may provide a fascinating opinion. Become well-versed on your mate's hobbies and interests.
Ask questions and listen wholeheartedly to the answers. Listening is an important aspect of conversation because conversations should always involve both parties. Just by pretending that you don't know everything about your spouse, you can often learn more than you ever expected. Inquire about high school, parents, siblings or life goals. You never know what you'll learn.
Read on to learn how to avoid just going through the motions in your marriage.