Marriage Moments will include questions and/or exercises to start conversations. They will provide an an opportunity to know yourself and your partner better. Check in with your LifeMate to see if this is a good time for them to answer these questions. If it is not a convenient time schedule a later time that would work for both of you. When you are the listener, show up with an interested and curious attitude. Be careful not to interrupt. After one of you has answered the questions, turn the tables and give the other partner their chance.
Have fun getting to know each other better!
“Standing up for yourself isn’t about changing anyone else.” Janet Congo
Personal Food For Thought:
Is there some truth that I have been withholding in my relationship because I am afraid of how my partner will react?
If so, write down what you need to say. Edit it until you have a real sense of clarity and it expresses your truth.
Ask your mate for an appointment when you can talk to him/her about what is on your mind.
If there is no truth that you have been swallowing at this time do this exercise with your partner.
Talk about a time in your marriage when you faced your differences with tolerance, humor, and respect while at the same time maintaining your personal values and voice. What was that like for each of you and for your relationship?