Relationships have an ebb and flow. There are the good times, sometimes called the honeymoon stage, when everything is exciting, fresh and new. And then there are those times when things seem to settle down, get quiet and even go stale. It’s during these times that couples, young and old, can go through a time of reconnecting with their significant other. Perhaps you find yourself in one of these times. What can help? Maybe some deep conversation with your partner. That’s where this list of deep conversation starters comes in. They range from the whimsical to the deeply philosophical. One thing they don’t do? Well, they won’t leave you without a penny for your partner’s thoughts.

Go ahead, try these on for size, and fall into a deep conversation that may just be the trigger to rekindle a spark between you and your partner.

Deep Conversation Starters

1. What is your most cherished childhood memory?

2. How do you envision our life together in the next 10 years?

3. What is your biggest fear, and how has it shaped your life?

4. What qualities do you value most in a friend, and do you see those in me?

5. If you could change one decision from your past, what would it be and why?

6. What are your top three core values, and how do they guide your life?

7. How do you handle stress and difficult emotions?

8. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

9. What’s the most meaningful lesson you’ve learned from a past relationship?

10. How do you define success, and do you feel successful in your life?

Getting to the Heart

Learning your partner’s love language is an essential aspect of communication. Perhaps this is where the disconnect has occurred. Take the time to seek understanding and love patiently, and perhaps even learn a new way of loving.

11. What is your love language, and how can I better express love to you?

12. What’s a dream you’ve never shared with anyone? Can you share it with me?

13. How do you think our upbringing has influenced our approach to relationships?

14. What’s your favorite book or movie, and why does it resonate with you?

15. How do you think we can keep the spark alive in our relationship?

16. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to learn or try, and why haven’t you?

17. What role does spirituality or belief play in your life?

18. How do you want to be remembered by others?

19. What is the most challenging obstacle you’ve overcome, and how did it change you?

20. How do you handle disagreements or conflicts, and how can we improve our communication?

21. What’s a goal or passion you’ve put aside that you’d like to pursue?

22. What do you feel is your purpose in life, and how can I support you in achieving it?

23. If you could have a dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

24. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

25. How do you envision balancing our individual needs with those of our relationship?

26. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been, and what made it special?

Ready for a New Chapter?

Sometimes, the stall in a relationship occurs because there is trepidation about the next step. Whether it be marriage, or parenthood, or something else … large life decisions and changes can stir fear and questions in the heart. Open up to each other by delving deeper with these questions.

27. What are your thoughts on starting a family, and how do you envision parenthood?

28. How do you cope with regret, and how can we learn from our past mistakes?

29. What’s a challenge you’re currently facing, and how can we tackle it together?

30. How do you define intimacy, and what can we do to deepen our emotional connection?

31. What’s a tradition from your family that you’d like to continue in our relationship?

32. How do you express gratitude and appreciation in your everyday life?

33. What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment, and what did it teach you?

34. How can we continue to grow individually while nurturing our relationship?

35. What’s your perspective on work-life balance, and how can we support each other’s goals?

36. How do you handle change and uncertainty, and how can we navigate them together?

37. What’s a personal passion you’d like to introduce into our shared life?

38. How do you see us supporting each other’s self-care and well-being?

39. What’s a lesson you’d like to pass on to future generations?

40. How can we create a safe space for vulnerability and open communication?

41. What’s the best adventure you’ve ever been on, and what did you learn from it?

Work Together, Build Together

Common interests, passions and goals can keep a couple together for years. As you work together and build in the midst of a community, it can really spark a deeper respect and passion for your partner. Are there new avenues to partner in? Find out with some of these questions.

42. How do you view money and finances, and how can we work together to achieve financial goals?

43. What are your thoughts on giving back to our community or making a positive impact?

44. How do you handle setbacks and failures, and how can we bounce back as a team?

45. What’s a dream you have for our relationship, and how can we work toward making it a reality?

46. How do you define forgiveness, and what steps can we take to heal from past hurts?

47. What’s a quality you admire in me, and how can we continue to nurture it?

48. How do you want to continue growing together as a couple?

49. What’s a memory from our relationship that always brings a smile to your face?

50. How do you see our roles evolving as we navigate different life stages?

51. What’s your take on technology’s role in our relationship, and how can we find a healthy balance?

52. How do you envision handling major life decisions, and what’s the process for us to make them together?

53. What’s a shared project or goal you’d like us to work on as a team?

54. How do you feel about celebrating milestones and achievements, both big and small?

55. What’s a skill or hobby you’d like to learn together?

56. How do you approach apologies, and how can we make amends when needed?

57. What’s your philosophy on giving each other space and alone time?

58. How do you see us supporting each other’s friendships and social connections?

59. What’s a quality you’ve developed due to challenges, and how has it made you stronger?

60. How do you feel about our level of intimacy, and how can we enhance it?

61. What’s your perspective on spontaneity and planned activities in our relationship?

62. How do you handle comparison or jealousy, and how can we build trust?

63. What’s a shared value that you believe will always bond us together?

64. How do you see us navigating external pressures and influences on our relationship?

65. What’s a lesson you’ve learned from me that has positively impacted your life?

66. How do you envision balancing time with our families and creating our own traditions?

67. What’s your approach to self-improvement, and how can we encourage each other’s growth?

68. How do you see us maintaining a sense of adventure as time goes on?

69. What’s your perspective on compromise, and how can we find solutions that satisfy both of us?

70. What’s a moment from our relationship that has challenged you and helped you evolve?

71. How do you view aging and the changes that come with it, and how can we embrace them together?

72. What’s a shared goal that you believe will bring us closer as a couple?

Wellness Check Deep Conversation Starters

Checking in with your partner on their well-being is essential to keeping those fires going. It shows you care, that you want to see the other partner grow, and most importantly, that you are present even when words may escape you. If you’re having a hard time finding the words to check in on well-being, take a cue from these questions.

73. How do you approach managing stress and finding balance in our busy lives?

74. What’s a quality or habit you’ve observed in me that you appreciate?

75. How do you envision us supporting each other’s personal growth and self-discovery?

76. What’s a hobby or interest you’d like to explore more deeply together?

77. How do you view the role of humor in our relationship, and how can we keep laughing together?

78. What’s a dream you have for our home and living environment?

79. How do you approach giving and receiving constructive feedback in our relationship?

80. What’s a place you’d like us to visit that holds special meaning to you?

81. How do you see us maintaining our connection during challenging times?

82. What’s a shared value that you believe will guide our decisions and actions?

83. How do you approach setting boundaries and respecting each other’s personal space?

84. What’s a memory that has taught you a valuable lesson about us or our relationship?

85. How do you envision us nurturing our emotional and mental well-being together?

86. What’s a tradition or routine you’d like to establish in our daily lives?

87. How do you view the concept of fate or destiny in our relationship?

88. What’s a shared project or cause you’d like us to support as a couple?

89. How do you see us adapting to life’s unexpected twists and turns?

90. What’s a quality you possess that you believe complements mine?

Peace In A Chaotic World

We are inundated with messages on a daily basis. Normally, they come through our social media feeds. At other times, they come from relatives and coworkers. These messages can be confusing, demoralizing, and at times incapacitating. Since people tend to bottle things up and don’t know where to begin with expressing themselves, these final deep conversation starters may be what you need to help keep things sane in a decidedly insane world.

91. How do you approach managing our digital presence and social media as a couple?

92. What’s a small act of kindness that has left a lasting impact on you?

93. How do you envision us continuing to celebrate our love and connection over the years?

94. What’s a lesson you’ve learned from our relationship that you want to carry forward?

95. How do you approach the concept of sacrifice and compromise in our relationship?

96. What’s a shared adventure you’d like to embark on in the near future?

97. How do you see us supporting each other’s personal passions and interests?

98. What’s a memory that encapsulates the essence of our relationship for you?

99. How do you view our legacy as a couple, and what do you hope we leave behind?

100. What’s a question you’ve always wanted to ask me, but haven’t yet?

There is no better time than today to rebuild that connection with your significant other. It’s okay if it is hard to know where to begin. That’s where this list comes in handy. Does one need to start from the beginning of these deep conversation starters and go in order? No, not at all. The questions don’t build on one another just like building a relationship with a partner doesn’t always start in a sequential manner. What is more important here is that you start. Somewhere. Anywhere.

Peruse the list, pick a question, and rekindle that spark.