Assertiveness and active listening are two skills that will help shape a positive environment for communication in your relationship

To recap, assertiveness is expressing your feelings and asking for what you want in the relationship, while active listening is listening attentively without interrupting and restating what was heard. The process of active listening lets the speaker know if their message was accurately received. It’s imperative for the listener to acknowledge the content and the … Continue reading Assertiveness and active listening are two skills that will help shape a positive environment for communication in your relationship

Active listening is listening attentively without interrupting and restating what was heard

There are two skills that will help shape a positive environment for communication in your relationship: assertiveness and active listening. The process of active listening lets the speaker know if their message was accurately received. It’s imperative for the listener to acknowledge the content and the feelings of the speaker. Acknowledge content AND the feelings … Continue reading Active listening is listening attentively without interrupting and restating what was heard

Assertiveness is expressing your feelings and asking for what you want in the relationship

There are two skills that will help shape a positive environment for communication in your relationship: assertiveness and active listening. To be assertive, it’s important to take responsibility for your thoughts and feelings by using “I” statements instead of starting with “you.” In making constructive requests, be positive and respectful in communication. Use polite phrases … Continue reading Assertiveness is expressing your feelings and asking for what you want in the relationship

When you put effort towards something, it can be helpful to foresee outcomes

Whether you work through your CoupleCheckup results in its entirety or section by section, articulating outcomes now, being mindful of them along the way will help guide you and your partner to find success through the journey. Accountability (or lack of it) can be the reason you reach (or fail to reach) a particular outcome. … Continue reading When you put effort towards something, it can be helpful to foresee outcomes

You can’t pass or fail CoupleCheckup: CoupleCheckup defines you and your partners strength and growth areas providing a basis for discussion

You can’t pass or fail Couple Checkup and yet there are categories labeled as strength and growth areas. Let’s define those terms, along with others. A strength area has high couple agreement whereas a growth area has low couple agreement. Positive couple agreement happens when both you and your partner answer in a healthy direction. … Continue reading You can’t pass or fail CoupleCheckup: CoupleCheckup defines you and your partners strength and growth areas providing a basis for discussion

Couple checkup: An assessment that primes couples to be open an motivated to discuss their relationship

The primary goal of CoupleCheckup is to get couples talking, even if that conversation doesn’t happen right away. Couple Checkup is not a test. It is an assessment of a couples relationship across several categories. To give couples a deeper understanding of what that means, let’s talk about what Couple Checkup IS and ISN’T. Couple … Continue reading Couple checkup: An assessment that primes couples to be open an motivated to discuss their relationship

Couple checkup: Taking steps toward building a stronger and healthier relationship

By taking the Couple Checkup, couples take positive steps toward building a stronger and healthier relationship. The act of completing an assessment primes them to be more open and motivated to discuss relationship topics with their partner. Making sure couples acknowledge and celebrate this effort is important! First things first, couples talk about how it … Continue reading Couple checkup: Taking steps toward building a stronger and healthier relationship

Check your environment and where you will discuss physically – check your space

By scheduling and preparing to discuss important issues with your partner, you are setting your journey up for success. By making sure you and your partner are both ready to discuss important relationship issues, you need to check your environment and where you will discuss physically - check your space. Is your environment appropriate? Do … Continue reading Check your environment and where you will discuss physically – check your space

Checking in regularly with each other is vital, but you both need to be ready

By scheduling and preparing to discuss important issues with your partner, you are setting your journey up for success. By making sure you and your partner are both ready to discuss important relationship issues you need to be emotionally and mentally ready - check yourself. 1. Are you emotionally ready? What kind of day have … Continue reading Checking in regularly with each other is vital, but you both need to be ready

Taking a long-term perspective can create a sense of hope and purpose and facilitate growth

In today’s fast paced society, it is impossible to avoid stress in our lives. Taking a long-term perspective, where couples can see above and beyond their day-to-day activities is vital. By being intentional and making an effort to start with a clear understanding of the destination and where the couple are going, they can create … Continue reading Taking a long-term perspective can create a sense of hope and purpose and facilitate growth