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How Smart Couples Stay Connected

 

Some people say you shouldn't have serious
conversations in the bedroom, but Sally and Kelly,
hosts of The Cave Report, a talk show on ABC
News Radio (at 10 p.m. on Saturdays on XM and
Sirius), disagree. In fact, the real-life couple share
some of their most intimate bedroom chats on
air every week. "Bed can be one of the best places
for couples to reconnect, as it's often the place
with the fewest distractions," says Sally. The
communication-improving tips she swears by:

  • Set aside time to just talk in bed

    Though many couples
    find nighttime
    the most convenient,
    others may prefer to
    have coffee together
    in bed in the a.m.
  • Put the cell
    phones in another
    room;
    then turn off
    the computers,
    PDAs, and the ringer
    on the landline.
  • Keep it positive.
    Never start the
    conversation with an
    accusation or question,
    advises Sally. So
    instead of saying,
    "Why don't we ever
    go out anymore?"
    try, "I wish we could
    spend more time
    together."
  • Don't rule any topic out of bounds.
    It's all about reconnecting
    once a day,
    without any outside
    distractions. And
    who knows, she says,
    a great conversation
    may lead to something
    else!