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It is a new year and accordingly many of us made new year's resolutions. Have you considered making a relationship resolution? And with Valentine's Day approaching, this is a great time to think about what that resolution would entail. It is important to remember that growing a healthy, loving relationship over the days . . . months ... and years requires constant dedication and focus. Make a commitment to see each day as an opportunity to improve your relationship and look at areas in your marriage that need reconciliation – whether big or small. Take this opportunity to make a relationship resolution today.
One area that may require a relationship resolution is how we handle reconnecting with our spouse after an argument. How many times have you and your spouse had an argument and you know that each of you share quite equally in the disagreement? If you are like the typical couple, you say "most of the time." How then can we smooth over the hurt feelings and bring that bonding connection back into the relationship in the areas where it has been wounded? This could be easier than you realize. Consider taking the first step in acknowledging whatever your part was leading up to the quarrel. Once you have your thoughts in order, ensure that you are in a place where you won’t be interrupted.
For parents of little one’s or teenagers for that matter, finding the time and place where you won’t be disturbed can be difficult. That is why so often the periodic spats that occur during the course of time do not get resolved as quickly as they should, if at all. It takes extra diligence and creativity to find that private time, but will reap much relationship reward in the long run.
Once you are able to talk without distractions, state your points softly, kindly, and as compassionately as you can. We often find that this first step in communication leads to the other partner opening up and owning their side of the disagreement. Remember though to keep focused on your actions, avoiding the blame game. With that said, our partner’s feedback in hearing how their behavior affected you is invaluable. Kindness and focusing your words towards actions and results will go much further than attacking a person’s character. Remember that nothing can replace forgiveness and a long hug...
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Brighton, MI 48116
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Livonia, MI 48154
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