One of the foundational elements for a great is good communication. How can you really love someone you don’t really know? And how other than talking can you know each other?
Do you know her heart? Do you know her fears, self-doubts, and frustrations? Do you know her joys, her desires, her ambitions and dreams? Do you know what those things were in the past, or do you know them today because you talk enough to be updated in near real time?
It’s a common observation (or complaint) that woman talk more than men. In large part this is because women are inherently more about, and better at, relationships than men. They don’t talk because they can’t shut up, they talk because they want to know and be known.
Don’t just talk “enough” to marginally satisfy her need. In fact, don’t do it “for her” at all – do it for your marriage. More talk is the starting point for more marriage – and all that goes with that.