Communication is a two way street that needs to be visited again and again to establish a strong relationship. Your relationship with your partner should be based on honesty and transparency so try to not hide things from them. Unless you show transparency, your partner will not reciprocate it so make sure you share the important things like:
Important details about your past
Your past is what has shaped your present and it will also shape your future. Even though small details about your past may seem insignificant to you right now, life is unpredictable so it’s better to start a relationship with a very strong base. You might not be proud of certain things you did in your past (and we all have our share of such episodes) but that is what has shaped your present so your partner should know it and accept you for what you are. These ‘insignificant’ details can create huge problems for you later on unless you share them with your partner.
Anything to do with their family
If you have met your partner’s family, tell your partner what you think about them (the good as well as the bad) and ask your partner to show similar honesty when talking about your family. This will help both of you to ascertain each other’s opinion of the two families giving both of you to an opportunity to clear out any kind of misconceptions as quickly as possible.
Something you heard about them from an external source
It’s important to have a transparent communication system with your partner. I am not asking you to share every small detail of your life with them but if you hear anything from the gossip vines or an external source, talk to your partner about it. Don’t let a third person influence your opinion about your partner. Don’t jump to any conclusions because you will only encourage miscommunication by doing so.
Interests and hobbies
Try to develop an active interest in your partner’s hobbies. You might not enjoy them initially but that is definitely a great way to bond with your partner. Eventually, you will find reciprocation from your partner’s end as well and they will also start taking a keen interest in your hobbies so that will help both of you to understand each other better.
Health related information
Irrespective of how insignificant or serious your health issues are, your partner has every right to know about them. That is the only way they can be there for you in-case you fall ill. You might be unwilling to share your health issues with your partner because you know it will stress them out but your partner will get to know about it sooner or later so there is no need for you to act like a martyr and be unnecessarily selfless.
Stress from work
You don’t have to share your office gossip with your partner unless you want to but if something is bugging you at work, ask your partner for some help. At times, having someone who will listen to everything that’s annoying you is enough to reduce all your worries so give your partner a chance to make you feel better.
Don’t try to keep your financial condition(whether good or bad) a secret from your partner. It’s important for both the people to be fully aware of their financial standing as a couple because lack of knowledge can actually result in poor monetary choices. For example, if you have a loan on your name, your partner can help you to pay it off quickly thereby making it less of a burden or your partner can make smart choices while purchasing items (like groceries) so that you have sufficient money to pay the installments.
Your thoughts about your sex life
Share your ideas on ways to improve your sex life. This topic is usually a sensitive one so choose your words carefully. Suggest a few ways to recreate or increase the spark. Talk to your partner about things that give you pleasure and ask your partner to do the same. It will help both of you to understand each other’s sexual needs much better.
Your day in general
Take out some time to talk about your day in general and encourage your partner to do the same. Taking out 10 minutes every day should do the trick. Talk about things that you did at work or otherwise and take genuine interest in what your partner has to say. This will help both of you to stay in sync with each other’s life.
Make this a tradition because every household needs one to keep things in order. Spend one day out of your weekend with your partner. Do things together, go out for dinner, have breakfast in bed and just live a little. You will have the remaining weekend for yourself so sharing one day from the entire week solely with your partner isn’t a very bad idea. Spending some time together in a relationship helps the people to connect and stay updated with each other’s life.