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Entries Tagged as 'Relationship Review'

Love Goals

November 18th, 2011 · No Comments

  You can’t reach what you don’t define!     Everyone believes in goals. You have to know what your goal is, and then take steps, mini-goals even, to help you achieve that goal.  It works for careers; it works for education. So how about a Love Goal? Why not take steps, to achieve the […]

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Tags: Goal Setting · Goal statement · Love Goal · Relationship priorities · Relationship puzzles · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review

Relationship Tending

February 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Find Balance! Every relationship needs a tune-up. As with most things in life, paying attention, applying care, makes things last longer, and relationships are no exception.  Think of your relationship like a square – evenly balanced between 4 corners…..

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Tags: Marriage Enrichment · Relationship inventory · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review

Thriving in Comfort & Conflict

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

When Relationships are a Puzzle Over time in a relationship, you become comfortable with each other and flow along with shared interests and activities.  At some point, though, circumstances change, and fireworks – or an argument – arises. The relationship moves into a dangerous time of conflict. 

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Tags: Adaptive Action · Choice · Comfort Zone · Communication · Conflict · Expectation of change · Habits · Improved relationship · Preparing for Uncertainty · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship patterns · Relationship puzzles · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review · Stretching your relationship · Thriving

Relationship Shockers

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments

  Looking for a guarantee – on the rosy relationship path?     The truth is, you cannot anticipate possible shocks to the relationship.  You cannot control the free will of your partner.  In essense, the future is unknowable. 

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Adaptive Action · Choice · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Fixable Marriage · Goal Setting · Marriage Enrichment · Preparing for Uncertainty · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship patterns · Relationship Review · Reverse Stress · Rosy Relationship · Worst relationship fear

Indifference: The Heartbreak Culprit

March 31st, 2010 · No Comments

    Sure, there are many causes of a broken heart… …but we would be willing to bet that often they begin or end with indifference.   This lazy offender usually takes hold of only one spouse in a marriage, but it’s attacks deeply wound the other. 

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Tags: Couples Counselor · Divorce Prevention · Emotional withdrawal · Fixable Marriage · Indifference · Learned Helplessness · Perfect Illusion · Relationship · Relationship mistakes · Relationship Review · Uncategorized

Perfect Marriage?

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

  Or is Your Marriage Good Enough…   Paul Amato, Ph.D., professor of sociology, demography, and family studies at Penn State, conducted a 20-year study on 2,000 subjects who started off married, and says 55 to 60 percent of divorcing couples discard unions with real potential.

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Anger · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Emotional withdrawal · Fixable Marriage · Good Enough · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship inventory · Relationship Review · Uncategorized

Relationship Time Out?

March 11th, 2010 · No Comments

  Giving the Gift of your Attention in 3 Steps   Think of all the requests for your time, attention, and focus. Do you give yours away, wasting this precious resource?  We all feel it – the constant demand for our attention, the feeling of not having enough time.  We risk feeling overloaded, distracted, or […]

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Choice · Communication · Divorce Prevention · Goal Setting · Keep it Simple · Precious Resource · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship Review · Reverse Stress · Synergy & Focus

Romance Worries?

March 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Where do Relationships fall on the Worry-Meter? In a recently conducted LHJ.com poll, they found that 18% of readers worry about their relationship.  http://www.ladieshomejournal-digital.com/ladieshomejournal/200908?pg=47#pg47 Now maybe that doesn’t sound too earth-shattering. After all, 46% worry about their job. (Another good reason not to mix romance and work – it ups the worry-anti to 64%)!  But […]

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Tags: Communication · Divorce Prevention · Goal Setting · Marriage Enrichment · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review · Weekend Get-Aways

OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments

3 Challenges in the Relationship Olympics!  Watching the Olympics’ is always uplifting – you see such dedication and persistence — Such commitment to a particular goal.  And teamwork that is unparalleled.  Sounds perfect for the Relationship Olympics…Take the Challenge!

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Tags: Common Goal · Divorce Prevention · Effective Listening · Love Olympics · Marriage Enrichment · Persistence · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship mistakes · Synergy & Focus · Teamwork

Can You K.I.S.S in 2010?

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Keeping It So Simple in your Relationship Planning for 2010! Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places. Can you get Relationship Planning ideas from Business planning? I have a friend who shared a blog/website about a company who helps understand human dynamics in business. While perusing a blog on Complicated versus Complex, it suddenly popped into […]

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Tags: A+ Romantic Ideas · Communication · Complex vs Complicated · Divorce Prevention · Goal Setting · Goal statement · K.I.S.S · Keep it Simple · Marriage Enrichment · Problem Solving Strategies · Relationship · Relationship inventory · Relationship Renewal · Relationship Review · Romantic Challenge · Romantic Resolution

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