Talking about the future of your relationship is a big step. It’s when you find out if you’re on the same page and share the same dreams. And you have to be prepared to learn that you might be looking to walk different paths. It’s not easy to walk confidently into a conversation that is shrouded in uncertainty but you can be sensible in how you approach it.
1. Think about Timing, Pick the Right Moment
When thinking about how to talk about your future with your partner, it’s really important to judge the mood and pick the right time to bring it up. You don’t want to discuss the long term when you are doing something that will artificially elevate your mood like being on holiday, and equally you don’t want to discuss when one or both of you are going through a tough time at work or has recently experienced something sad or traumatic. Timing is everything. Wait until you are grounded and unburdened.