The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 4 – Think Win/Win

Always thinking its my way or the highway? Think again. Consider a better way, a solution that benefits you AND your partner and cooperate for mutual long-term benefit. Imagine yourself responding in a mature, wise, self controlled manner. Choose a positive response and think win/win and work effectively with your partner. Discover a better way … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 4 – Think Win/Win

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 3 – Put First Things First

If Habit 2 is about beginning with the end in mind, or imagining and establishing the end state, then habit 3 is about focusing on the important matters to achieving your mission. If you tend to spend a lot of time doing things that are not that important, Habit 3 recommends you identify what is … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 3 – Put First Things First

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 2 – Begin with the End In Mind

How easy it is to get caught up in the busy-ness of life, working hard to climb the ladder of success, only to discover that all this time the ladder has been leaning against the wrong wall. By creating the future in your mind, you can imagine a course of action, pursue it and then … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 2 – Begin with the End In Mind

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 1 – Be Proactive

In 2012, the world lost one of its most highly effective teachers. Stephen R. Covey died on July 16, 2012, age 79. Covey will be remembered as a transformational thinker on leadership and personal effectiveness. His book 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People' is and continues to be an extraordinarily influential book delivering powerful … Continue reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Couples: Habit 1 – Be Proactive

Create a short, three step plan for change

Key to relationship harmony is taking complex tasks and distilling them into a short list that you and your partner can understand and remember. And that list should be no more than three, at most. The fact that there are only three seems to be the sweet spot for what our brain can remember day-to-day. … Continue reading Create a short, three step plan for change

Empower couples to turn stumbling blocks (issues) into stepping stones (strengths)

An important goal of all Relationship Education is to help build new strengths by resolving current issues. The Couple Checkup helps to identify a couple’s strengths, as well as issues they need to resolve. All intimate couples have issues and areas where their relationship could improve. Quite often, couples handle conflict in unproductive ways; or … Continue reading Empower couples to turn stumbling blocks (issues) into stepping stones (strengths)

Research has consistently found communication and conflict resolution are important relationship skills

An important goal of all Relationship Education is to help build new strengths by resolving current issues. The Couple Checkup helps to identify a couple’s strengths, as well as issues they need to resolve. All intimate couples have issues and areas where their relationship could improve. Quite often, couples handle conflict in unproductive ways; or … Continue reading Research has consistently found communication and conflict resolution are important relationship skills

Identify and build relationship strengths: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion

A major goal of the Couple Checkup is to provide a tool that allows couples to proactively enrich their relationship. There are several other distinct goals of the Checkup that a couple can achieve by taking the online assessment and discussing their results together. In addition to a personalised Checkup Report, there is also a … Continue reading Identify and build relationship strengths: The Couple Checkup stimulates discussion

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 are reading this blog, not only are you committed to strengthening your relationship, but you are committed to your partner. Maybe you formally committed … Continue reading Showing commitment in a variety of ways can help confirm your commitment, whether it is formally spoken or not

Check in with your Couple Checkup results by reviewing the Map of Couple Relationship section of your report.

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. Start small. If you and your partner decide you are too connected – schedule time to do activities independently, even if … Continue reading Check in with your Couple Checkup results by reviewing the Map of Couple Relationship section of your report.