Making assumptions is one of the most common, yet worst communication errors that couples make.
Perhaps you may feel a little like this…that your partner should know… that you are upset based upon your body language or some other context clue, but that is rarely the case.
So, you hang on to your hurt or anger…expecting them to notice and apologize or make some kind of repair or amends. And we wait and wait or explode…shut down.
In all likelihood, they may not even be aware they have done anything to upset you.
Key here to remember…is that no one…
Finding the sexy…silly…”just them” in their ‘flaws’ is one key way Successful Couples manage each others differences.
Many of us were born into the myths + messages of ‘True Love’…complete with knights on white horses and long flowy hair ensuring that you’d be rescued from the castle tower. Maybe cutting our ‘teenage’ teeth on movies that had the ‘bad’ guy…the mysterious, silent, strong and out of step with the other ‘nice’ guys…wooing and winning…stealing THE girl from the ‘average’ nice guys.
These romantic cartoons, movies…romance novels…all often send and set an unrealistic…unhealthy message…norm…example of what romance, love…. …
Avoiding the question…avoiding them?!
At the end of the day when the house has shut down…cellphones parked and TV’s off…kids tucked in bed and critters ‘outside for the last time’ + bedded down as well…and all is quiet…is a perfect time to reassure your love of their importance.
Yet, you are tired…your love is tired. It’s been a long day. Your brains are weary or distracted. Maybe already dreading the alarm and call to start a new day.
In the past you both might have avoided the question lingering in the air as you both collapse into bed…you know that…
Maybe you are like so many of us…
Where we spend more time away from each other…off at jobs, locked in another room, tied to yet another Zoom meeting or conference call.
Or busy chasing kids + critters…getting kids online for school…offline and outdoors for exercise and fun.
In the midst of a busy life…we still need to plan and come together…kind of like closing the chapter on that part of our day and opening up the next.
It’s all about successful, mindful…transitions of shutting on part down and connecting for the next. By setting an intentional ritual for coming…
Perhaps, you’ve heard about how important it is to start your day off right…and I’m not just talking about making sure you have breakfast!
There’s tons of really great advice with research to back it up…that says ‘starting your day off right…is key to being successful + meeting your goals+ showing up to your fullest potential.
Those morning habits, mindful mornings…self-care practices — can and do play a powerful role in yourself, your relationships, your satisfaction, and enjoyment in life.
Well, if it works for us…why wouldn’t it work for our spouse, partner…relationship?! Guess what…it does!
So, let’s get started…and…
Simple, stress free steps to find the time + passion in your marriage or relationship!
Whether you’ve been with your significant other for five months or five years, you probably know that relationships require effort in order to be successful. Maintaining regular communication, being willing to compromise and providing emotional support for each other are key elements of a healthy partnership.
However, one of the most crucial, but easily neglected, requirements of happy couples is to never take each other for granted.
Yes…taking each other for granted is a critical, often overlooked reason why so many couples drift apart…disconnected…dissatisfied…. …
Learn how to get your husband, wife, partner’s attention when you are upset, hurt, angry or just excited and share your thoughts in a way they can listen and understand.
Have you ever had a conversation where you’re the listener and it goes on and on and on?!
Remember those lectures from your parents…where they repeated the same thing over and over? And…you’re like, I got it. I got it, I got it! Okay!?
Well, today’s little tip is all about the very same…run on ‘talking’ loop that we often fall in to.
It’s a normal, typical kind of thing…
Join Dr. Liz as she shares another relationship myth busting for spicing up your relationship or marriage…in a super surprising + quick way.
Are you + your relationship lacking in the sizzle department?
…or are you one of the ‘lucky’ ones as it’s going strong…hot + heavy and you want to keep those fires burning hot!?
Either way…this quick recharge is for you.
One of the top complaints I hear from folks…everyday is… they NEED! CRAVE!… more pleasure…desire more physical intimacy.
Yet, in the same breathe, confide they don’t feel it anymore…not really attracted to their mate…partner anymore.
What’s the energy level in your marriage or relationship? Low on time and energy in your marriage?
You are in luck…yes, luck…here’s a quick read to ramp up the energy and interest in your marriage right now!
So, if I were to ask…and you were to take a quick pause, are you guys rocking it?!
Sexy time, excitement and passion?! Or, it’s only Wednesday and we’re starting to feel more than a little bit of the end of the week slump?!
Maybe there’s a little auto-pilot happening… finding both of yourselves in a rut…coming home or stepping out of your…