Notice the ways in which your commitment to your partner and your relationship are on display for others to honour

Commitment is not just a verbal exchange, it is a way of living out your relationship through meaningful actions that honour your verbal exchange. If you are engaged, notice the ways in which your commitment to your partner and your relationship are on display for others to honour. If you are married, acknowledge that the … Continue reading Notice the ways in which your commitment to your partner and your relationship are on display for others to honour

Commitment is the foundational agreement of a relationship stating, “no matter what comes our way I will always be here for you.”

It’s crucial to understand your partner may be trying to show you they are committed, and you may just not be seeing it. Your partner’s level of commitment and your opinion or observation of their commitment could easily be two different things. Showing commitment in a variety of ways can help confirm your commitment, whether … Continue reading Commitment is the foundational agreement of a relationship stating, “no matter what comes our way I will always be here for you.”

Showing commitment in a variety of ways can help confirm your commitment, whether it is formally spoken or not

Commitment is the foundational agreement of a relationship stating, “no matter what comes our way I will always be here for you." We’ve all heard the cliché “actions speak louder than words,” and in the case of commitment, it may be true. The discrepancy between what we say and what we do comes when we … Continue reading Showing commitment in a variety of ways can help confirm your commitment, whether it is formally spoken or not

Commitment can be clear when we say statements like, “’till death do us part,” but the way in which we show commitment to our partner is much less clear

If you took an assessment or are working through aspects if your relationship, or just reading this blog, not only are you committed to strengthening your relationship, but you are committed to your partner. Maybe you formally committed to each other by accepting a proposal six months ago or by exchanging vows at your wedding … Continue reading Commitment can be clear when we say statements like, “’till death do us part,” but the way in which we show commitment to our partner is much less clear

Nurture closeness and intimacy by starting small: Place a weekly date night in your calendar

It’s critical to nurture closeness and intimacy in your relationship, but don’t forget to maintain your own sense of independence and identity, communicate with your partner to find an appropriate balance for your relationship. Application Start small. If you and your partner decide you are too connected – schedule time to do activities independently, even … Continue reading Nurture closeness and intimacy by starting small: Place a weekly date night in your calendar

Balance between “I” and “We” may not always be equal and it will change throughout your life together but have the conversation and negotiate an equitable outcome

Couples exist on a spectrum between "I" and "We", but the key is to strive for a healthy balance that strengthens your relationship. Working toward or maintaining balance between togetherness and separateness requires healthy communication. Talk to each other about what balance feels like for each of you. It won’t always be equal and it … Continue reading Balance between “I” and “We” may not always be equal and it will change throughout your life together but have the conversation and negotiate an equitable outcome

What does it feel like when you have a stretch of time when you barely see your partner?

Working toward or maintaining balance between togetherness and separateness requires healthy communication. Talk to each other about what balance feels like for each of you. It won’t always be equal and it will change throughout your life together but have the conversation and negotiate an equitable outcome. Take time with your partner to discuss the … Continue reading What does it feel like when you have a stretch of time when you barely see your partner?

Working toward or maintaining balance between togetherness and separateness requires healthy communication

Talk to each other about what balance feels like for each of you. It won’t always be equal and it will change throughout your life together. Maybe you and your partner are engaged or newly married and you are happy, in love, and feel more connected than ever – you’re more on the “we” end … Continue reading Working toward or maintaining balance between togetherness and separateness requires healthy communication

There is no perfect way to balance being together and apart from your partner: Balancing “I” and “We” requires communication

We all know that one couple who does everything together – he tags along to book club, she comes with to watch the game. They share every leisure activity and rarely attend activities independently. Conversely, you know that other couple that seems to live completely separate lives—different friends, hobbies, and ways of spending their free … Continue reading There is no perfect way to balance being together and apart from your partner: Balancing “I” and “We” requires communication

Consider spending an upcoming date night taking a personality assessment to learn even more about each other

Personality is stable throughout life, so don’t expend energy in your relationship trying to change your partner’s personality, instead put in effort to understand each other’s personality factors as well as your own. Application: Begin acknowledging aspects of your personality, as well as your partner’s, in everyday life. For example, if one of you is … Continue reading Consider spending an upcoming date night taking a personality assessment to learn even more about each other