Today is another communicative “task”. Tell your partner about your favourite childhood friend, no matter who that might have been. Imaginary or real, human or not, try to be descriptive and talk about how you felt about this friend and how s/he made you feel and what fun things you did together. It may make you feel vulnerable but vulnerability has to occur in order to “let someone in”. The more you “let your partner in” the closer you will become.
Try to tell your partner about your favourite childhood friend in person (video chat for long distance couples) so they can see your body language too. Here is something useful to know about communication since it is such an important part of a relationship. 55% of the message you convey is based on your body language. 38% is based on the way you say your words. Only 7% is based on the words that actually leave your mouth. So next time you roll your eyes while your partner is talking and s/he accuses you of being rude, don’t reply with the classic, “What? I didn’t say anything.” You have actually spoken volumes.