Some people believe relationships shouldn't require "work" and I agree. "Work" carries such a negative connotation! I prefer to say nurturing, caring and attentiveness. Relationships should not be neglected or taken for granted. They require relationship insight and know-how, skills, tools, and a host of relationship "tricks" to ensure its liveliness, satisfaction and success. |
The list below provides a basic collection of ideas on how to start enjoying a MetroRelationship™ Journey. Go ahead, read up and start applying these tips today!!
* Don't make assumptions or mind read!! * Co-Create your relationship - don't take over or give your power away * Take responsibility for what you are contributing to the relationship that is keeping you stuck - see the reciprocity in your interactions (or lack of) * See where your partner is coming from - how they are looking at the situation and you, and see how you can meet their need or change aspects of yourself that are not attractive * Check-in with your partner about how they are doing, what they are feeling, and how they see things * Stay "current" - make sure you touch base and share what is going on in each other's lives * Have joint projects, activities, hobbies, ventures * Create and maintain Positive Nurturing and Caring Rituals * Have dates and other fun together * Gift each other the way you each want to be gifted (don't buy presents you want to give but rather ones your partner wants to receive) Show love the way your partner wants to be shown love not * Show love the way your partner wants to be shown love not the way you want to be shown love * If you are dissatisfied, can't get your relationship needs met, have repeating unresolved arguments and issues, and/or feel stuck - GET HELP! Don't wait till more damage is done - it gets harder to "fix the damage" the longer it goes inappropriately addressed
Wishing you much success, happiness and satisfaction in your Relationship!!
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