There’s good news for couples that read together. Scientists agree that this activity amplifies bonding between partners, offers plenty of conversation topics, and helps them improve their overall relationship through meaningful exchanges of information and opinions, all thanks to a book.
Not every couple shares the same interests and hobbies, and it’s not unheard of that such couples sometimes have a limited scope of things to discuss. Reading a book – not necessarily out loud, but each on their own – can cultivate a strong rapport that revolves around a common topic. This shared experience can be the basis for a good conversation.
Each person brings their own understanding and interpretation of the plot and characters, and in a genuine exchange of information, couples develop better communication skills, which helps them form a stronger bond.
Blurring Out Noise
Couples can easily get caught up in chores and responsibilities. They have limited time, and although they want something truly meaningful and empowering for their relationship, they sometimes don’t know where to start.
Getting lost in a book and escaping the real world doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. You can enjoy the perks of reading with your significant other, enjoying the way that the story helps to blur out any noise and distraction from the world around you.
Couples’ reading can turn into a habit, where both know this is their quality time together. It creates a sense of structure, shared priorities, and enjoyment that can only benefit a relationship or marriage.
Discovering One Another
Reading together helps you discover hidden or lesser known aspects of your significant other. Taking turns in recommending your next read helps you unravel aspects of your significant other’s personality and temperament you didn’t know existed.
Who knows, you might discover you have yen for biographies – something you didn’t find out until you tried the literary recommendations from your partner.
Unplug and Interact
Reading a book together is an affordable activity that doesn’t involve any screens — although you could both read on tablets and e-readers.
The tactile experience of book reading offers the most stimulation for your senses. Couples’ reading is an opportunity to share the same passion and excitement about a character. It gives you the chance to understand each others’ references and make jokes about the plights and achievements you read about in the narrative.
Reading is a unique experience. Share it with someone you care for and love, and you’ll enjoy it even more. This doesn’t necessarily have to be your lover or spouse; it could be your friend, your son, or your mother. After all, there are so many relationships we could take loving care of, and reading forms bonds between people everywhere.
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