Opening up to vulnerability, asking better questions and mindfulness are all tools to have better conversations and improve your relationships. Listen to today’s show for actionable tips to engage with your partner, friends and family in deeper conversations.

In this episode with Ashley Kirsner we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Tools to open up and become more vulnerable for deeper connections
  • The value of asking open ended questions and how to do it
  • Why you shouldn’t try to fix all of your partner’s problems
  • Why you should start sharing the impact of things your partner did
  • Using mindfulness to improve your conversations
  • Gratitude practices to start doing with your partner for immediate benefits

Ashley Kirsner is the founder and director of Skip the Small Talk™, a social impact startup focused on combatting the loneliness epidemic through nationwide, in-person events. Skip the Small Talk™ events are based on Kirsner’s social and clinical psychology research at Cornell University, the Harvard Decision Science Lab, the Harvard Business School, the University of Miami, the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Lab at Boston University, and McLean Hospital. The success of Kirsner’s events have been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on the Today show and on NPR.





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