Creative Role Playing For Couples

Creative Role Playing Games for Couples

You are the only you. It may seem like a simple concept to grasp, but so many couples fail to take this into account when working on their relationship. For you and your partner, this means that neither of you can ever fully understand what the other is experiencing, feeling, or thinking. Yes, you may know one another extremely well. But, there’s no substitute for you and your circumstances.

While you may not be able to fully get in the shoes of your partner, what if you took time to try? Today, let’s consider some creative role-playing exercises that couples can use to do exactly this.

Take Turns Playing Out a Scenario

When spending time with your partner, sometimes conversation can get a bit repetitive. You are around each other more than you are around any other individual and this can mean you repeat a lot of the same topics of conversation. Role playing can be a powerful way to take yourself out of the routine and really introduce some fun and interesting topics of conversation.

One way to start your role playing is to pretend you and your partner are in a particular situation and play out how you would behave. This sort of “what if” scenario can be a powerful way to grow and deepen your connection.

Switch Roles with Your Partner

Of course, a more revealing way to open the dialog and really understand where your partner is coming from involves switching roles. For this role-playing exercise, you actually engage in a conversation with your partner as if you are your partner. And, your partner engages as if he or she is you.

This role reversal can help uncover some common misconceptions you might have that are hurting your relationship and allows for more open and honest communication. As with anything, just make sure you are both invested in the same end result -improving your relationship.

The Power of Couples Role Playing

When it comes to a relationship, communication is key to a long-lasting and flourishing connection. Whether playing out scenarios as yourself or putting yourself in your partner’s shoes, this sort of role-playing can be an integral part to building communication. And, don’t let yourself think it’s just reserved for people whose relationship is already in trouble.

Instead, integrating this sort of role playing exercise into your routine can be a healthy and productive way to regularly improve communication and understanding of your partner.

Overcoming Relationship Hurdles

Though these exercises might seem unusual, role-playing can be a powerful way to enhance a relationship and identify potential issues before they really become a problem. Being able to put yourself in your partner’s shoes is essential to a long and healthy relationship. And, these exercises are an extraordinary tool to help enhance your understanding for your partner and his or her feelings. In fact, regular role-playing exercises can be a powerful way to open up the dialogue and create a deeper connection with your partner.

Are you and your partner struggling? Give Marriage Couples Counseling In New York City can help. Give us a call at 212-673-4618.

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