Do you dread Valentine’s Day? Does it seem like a day with unrealistic expectations? Do you feel let down when the day is over, or that you could’ve done more?
Research shows that couples who try new things together are more satisfied in their relationship. This year for Valentine’s Day, try breaking from your usual routine, whatever that may be. Instead of focusing on the right gift or restaurant, what if you focused on making your relationship stronger? The effects will last much longer than the day itself and even that bouquet of roses.
Not sure how to begin strengthening your relationship? No worries – here are three areas to get started:
- Make a commitment to “check in”: A “check in” is time focused on just you and your partner, when you are both fully present and able to engage and connect with each other.
- Commit to a time each day or week, and help each other stick to it. Just like any new intention, accountability increases your chances for success. Be intentional with your follow through. Do what you need to prepare. And then watch your relationship grow.
- Set some ground rules to increase your presence with each other. Decide how long the check ins will be, where your phones will rest, and how you will show respect to one another.
Invest in your relationship: If you are spending $20,000 or even $50,000 on your wedding, are you willing to invest $20 in your marriage? Leading up to Valentine’s Day (February 7-14), you can take Couple Checkup™ for only $19.95!
Visit www.couplecheckup.com.au anytime during the week of Feb. 7-14 to take the assessment for only $19.95 – almost 50% off the regular price – and watch your relationship grow.
Tune in next week for more relationship ideas.
Simply click on the Register button below relevant to your relationship – it couldn’t be easier. Once you have finished the questions you should receive your comprehensive personalised report in about 30 seconds.
The Couple Checkup generates deep and productive conversations that couples would not otherwise have about their relationship. These conversations restore insight and understanding about one another. The Couple Checkup can help to revive a relationship and increase intimacy.
The Couple Checkup is an online couple assessment based on the PREPARE/ENRICH couple inventories. The Checkup assessment and Checkup report are designed to go directly to couples at any stage of their relationship (dating, engaged or married). The online system allows for dynamic customization of the assessment to each couple based on how the couple answers background questions. The goal is for the Couple Checkup to reach a more diverse group of couples, to empower couples to deal with issues on their own and to emphasize prevention over remediation.