Sunday, April 19, 2009

Relationship tip of the week #15 Nurturing the Couple

With all of today's pressures and demands it is very easy to put our relationship to the bottom of our list of priorities. However, like all of life, our connection to our partner needs attention on a regular basis. It really does not take as much time as we imagine, but rather a moment or two of quality talk or sharing of space together. If you have not been focused on your relationship recently, i encourage you to review a few of my initial posts(#1, #3 and #4) and put them into practice over the next few days and watch the couple's energy grow.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Relationship tip of the week #14-Happiness Contest

In today's world of stress and daily bad news from our economy, it might be hard to imagine having a happiness contest with your partner; however, i cannot think of a better time to try this fun exercise.
Agree with your partner that you will each keep a list of all the things that you appreciate as you go through your day. These can be very simple such as "smellling the coffee", the first signs of spring, a phone call with someone you care about, an unusual event, a chance encounter or the unique taste of some food you have eaten. When you return home in the evening take five minutes to share your list with one another. Who was the happiest? Obviously, you are both winners. Enjoy!!!