Do you want to learn more about your partner?

If so, asking open-ended questions is a great way to get to know your partner better.

Asking open-ended questions is a great way to get to know your partner better.

In today's relationship tip, you are going to learn:

- what an open-ended question is

- what a closed-ended question is

- the benefits of asking open-ended questions

- how to change closed-ended questions to open questions, and

- some examples of open-ended questions to ask your partner

Let's begin!

What is an open-ended question?

An open-ended question is a question that cannot be answered with a simple "yes" or "no" answer.

Open-ended questions give you a deeper insight into your partner's thoughts and feelings.

Open-ended questions give you a deeper insight into your partner's thoughts and feelings.

For example, "How was your day?" is an open-ended question. 

This question allows your partner to tell you how their day went and gives them a chance to express any feelings they might have.

What a closed-ended question is

A closed-ended question is a question that can be answered with a "Yes" or "No" answer.

By asking closed-ended questions, you limit your partner's answers and cause them to share less information with you.

By asking closed-ended questions, you limit your partner's answers and cause them to share less information with you.

For example, "Did you have a good day?" is a closed-ended question. 

This question does not allow your partner to share any details about their day.

The benefits of asking open-ended questions

There are many benefits of asking open-ended questions in your relationship. These include:

- open-ended questions help you to learn more about your partner.

- open-ended questions help you to create a deeper connection with your partner, and

- open-ended questions allow you to learn more about your partner's thoughts and feelings.

How to change closed-Ended questions to open-Ended questions

If you find yourself asking closed-ended questions, don't worry!

It is relatively easy to change any closed-ended question to an open-ended question.

For example, instead of asking, "Did you have a good day?" change this question to "What did you do today?"

Or, instead of asking, "Do you want to go out tonight?" change this question to "What do you feel like doing tonight?"

It is relatively easy to change any closed-ended question to an open-ended question.

When you ask your partner an open question, they will be able to share more information with you, and you will be able to learn more about them.

The most common open-ended questions begin with the words "How", "What", "When" and "Why".

Some examples of open-ended questions to ask your partner

Here are some examples of open-ended questions you can ask your partner. These questions are likely to lead to a more in-depth conversation with your partner.

- How was your day?

- What did you do today?

- How do you feel about that?

- What was the best part of your day?

The more you practice asking open-ended questions, the better you will get at them! 

The more you practice asking open-ended questions, the better you will get at them!

Open-ended questions help you to show your partner love

The more love your partner receives, the happier your relationship will be!

Conclusion:

In today's relationship tip, you learned

- what an open-ended question is

- what a closed-ended question is

-the benefits of asking open-ended questions

- how to change closed-ended questions to open questions, and

- some examples of open-ended questions to ask your partner!

I hope this has been useful for you!

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About The Author:

Alastair Duhs is a relationship expert who has helped over 10,000 couples create a happy, loving and passionate relationship over the last 30 years. He is also a keen triathlete, astronomer and chess player.