Do you find that you never see your loved ones? Well, you see them; slumped over their screen on the couch, playing video games in bed, watching the TV in the den. But you don’t get to talk them outside of ‘did you put the dog out? Have you seen my bag? Where are my car keys?’. There’s no real conversation.
You’re under the same roof. But you’re not together in a meaningful way. You find you’re on different schedules, mealtimes are on the run. It’s go go go and then you collapse into separate corners. Quality time has somehow been whittled down to an annual vacation or Christmas. And you know in your heart of hearts that it’s not good enough, and you desperately want to reconnect as a unit.
You’re not alone.
Without communication the family unit can crumble. Lifestyle website yourtango.com surveyed 100 mental health professionals and found that 65% of divorced couples cited communication problems as the most common reason for their separation.
Don’t let the rot get in
We know it can be hard to talk. Life gets busy and technology seems to interrupt us constantly, our attention is pulled away by screens. We want to talk but we don’t know where to start, and we find, the longer the time between real conversation the trickier it is to reintroduce it.
It makes no difference if you’re in a new relationship, or an old one, in a family with surly teens or prickly grandparents, conversation is key to feeling good about yourself.
Real life connections
Communication in any relationship is extremely important. Open and honest conversation creates an atmosphere that allows for differences to be expressed as well as love and admiration for one another. Good communication means that unavoidable problems will be resolved easier.
Our Talking Point Cards are starting points to get relationships moving in a positive direction again. It’s as simple as drawing a card, reading aloud, listening and talking. Some topics are quirky and fun - If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Others hard hitting and purposeful – What do you wish you could go back and tell yourself ten years ago? All are a fun way to get to know each other all over again. Put your screens away, and start talking, you’ll find you have plenty to say.
Lots of happy customers
‘Some questions made us laugh, some brought up childhood memories we had forgotten, some conversations got really deep and serious.’ Anne Ryan (Amazon review)
‘We have 6 children and we just started using Talking Point Cards. It has been such a joy to get to listen to the responses to the questions from each family member. We have had some fun conversations that have had us laughing so hard. It has really transitioned our meals from boring to fun and memorable.’ John McDaid (Amazon review)You’ve nothing to lose and so much to gain. Get involved!