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A lot of people find it really hard to jump into "big" conversations about abstract/large-scale topics. Asking large open-ended questions like you've been doing can make people stressed out - in order to answer properly, they need to put a lot of effort into thinking about the issue even though they aren't emotionally invested in the conversation ...


So, this has raised a very interesting and probably important point in your relationship. I'm no counselor, so I can't offer any professional advice, but for what it's worth, the things that spring to mind are these (based on a lifetime's struggles with various similar sorts of situations): The underlying problem may be your girlfriend's, but the immediate ...

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