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    How to Have Meaningful Conversation With Your Loved Ones [Free Guide]

    Posted by Mark Busch October 23, 2017

    BFH_TOAL-Front-Cover-1.pngWho has made the greatest impact on your life? Was it your grandma? Maybe your father? Or a partner, a best friend?

    Whoever it may be, have you told them or expressed your gratitude in words? While it may seem tough to find the right words to tell your loved one how much they mean to you, it’s important to engage in meaningful dialogue with the people who matter the most.

    Rich conversation helps you learn a loved one’s past, and what makes them truly special. 

    If you find yourself at a loss for words, continue reading below for sample questions to help you have meaningful conversation with your loved ones. 

    Family Conversation Starters

    Whether the conversation lasts 20 minutes or two hours, start the discussion with basic questions, like the following:

    • If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take three items, what would they be and why?
    • What’s your favorite holiday? Do have a favorite holiday memory or tradition?
    • If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be and why?

    Once everyone feels comfortable, you can start to ask more meaningful questions that transition into richer conversation, such as:

    • When was the last time you did something for the first time?
    • When was the last time you laughed? Cried?
    • What personal events have shaped you into the person you are today?

    Whatever question you start with there are several ways to make the conversation fun, so that all parties are engaged. 

    Gain Access to 25+ Conversation Starters 

    In our downloadable asset, “Busch’s Essential Guide to Meaningful Conversation,” we’ve outlined conversation-starting questions and tips for in-depth discussions with your loved ones.

    In our guide, we’ve included:

    • How to initiate a meaningful conversation.
    • What to ask your loved ones.
    • How to make the discussion fun.
    • How to be a good listener.

    Ready to engage in meaningful conversation? Gain access to 25 conversation-starting questions when you download our free guide. 

    Plus, it offers advice on how to talk with aging parents about preplanning and final wishes. Download a copy of our guide today!

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