A key element of a successful relationship is having good communication skills and tools. When we don’t, that’s when our relationship is riddled with misunderstanding, conflict, and fighting. This in turn leads to creating friction between the partners that only manifests into issues and disconnection in the relationship. It is important to have the basics of communication down such as preventing roadblocks to communication and optimizing our skills.
One of the main reasons couples argue is because they are not on the same page. It’s not so much because they might disagree on something, but it has more to do with knowing and understanding where each partner is coming from. Partners usually make assumptions about what is going on, what their partner wants, and that they both want the same thing… Partners don’t always share what’s on their mind, their wishes, and desires and expect their partner to somehow know… Not sharing expectations with your partner is a sure way to not be on the same page, to have disagreements, conflicts, arguments, and fights.
It takes intentionality to become our best self, create our successful relationship, and live a meaningful life… Too often though we go about life putting out fires, banging around, and living by default. We do the grind and if we are lucky, we plan and enjoy time off. But is this all there is to life at the end of the day? Is this the life we want to live? Have you given thought to what kind of life you want to live, what kind of relationship you want to be in? Have you given any thought about how to create these? For they don’t just happen…
What with Summer coming to an end, Labor Day Weekend coming up, and getting ready to be back from Summer Mode, I figured I’d do something a little bit different for you with this post… Because we are transitioning into a new season, a new chapter, a new beginning, it behooves us to get ready to ease into it. And what better way than taking some time to get motivated and inspired to create what we desire. Therefore, I curated a list of love, relationship, and marriage podcasts to draw from. Why not listen to the experts and the experienced on how to create your successful relationship. Who better to ask about the best podcasts for relationship advice than a marriage therapist?
Yes, we love Summer and some of us might not be too happy to see Summer come to an end. Yep, that’s me. You too? But we don’t have to let the end of Summer put a dampen on our mood, fun quotient, outdoor time, and the rest of it. It is up to us to bring what we love about Summer with us as much as we can. And it is important to recognize that there is beauty in all the seasons for varying reasons. I say for now we take in what’s magical about the end of August and savor every morsel. Use end of august magic to inspire change in your relationship.