Archive: January, 2012

January 11, 2012

Your Best Relationship Yet!

This time of year invites reflection and resolutions.  Less than 2 weeks into the new year, many people are still gung-ho about the changes they are finally going to make this year.  The year of weight loss!  The year of finding a relationship!  The year of getting a dream job!  In my December Newsletter, I wrote about the importance of looking forward and looking back in order to define what you want in your life.

Here are some things to think about if you are ready to make 2012 the year of your best relationship, yet!

  • Learn from past experience - What has worked (or hasn’t worked) in past relationships?
  • Focus on changes you can make (not changes you want from your partner) – What can YOU do to make your relationship better?
  • Have realistic expectations – Relationships take work.  Know the difference between work that’s worth doing and when you should walk away from a relationship.
  • Get the help or support you need - You don’t need to be in crisis to benefit from a class, book or counseling.  Use your resources to help make your relationship stronger and more satisfying.
  • Be true to yourself- When you honor who you are and what you want, you show up more fully in your relationship. Let 2012 be the year you have a wonderful relationship with yourself first!

Here are some other ways you can focus on your relationship.

Make your relationship a priority

Make a sex date!

Fight Fairly

Increase Intimacy With Yourself

Make gratitude a regular part of your relationship!

My January Newsletter is about All or Nothing thinking or actions (do you find yourself behaving in ways that are “all or nothing” when it comes to those resolutions?)  You can sign up for my newsletter here.

Filed under: Change, Holidays, Marriage, Newsletter, Relationship, Self-love — admin @ 10:03 pm