Nine things successful couples do differently (Part 5).
Successful couples focus on getting better, rather than being good and they reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do. In marriage, successful couples are intentional about their relationship, they communicate well and often. Following on from last weeks blog, successful couples do the following things:
- 5. They focus on getting better, rather than being good: We are all capable of improvement and if we take this into our relationship, we can focus on getting better, rather than being good. Successful couples appreciate that change is inevitable, therefore they focus on getting better through enhanced awareness of self and their partner and careful exploration of issues, and by developing and improving skills to deal with those issues.
- They remain flexible and allow for error and therefore alleviate anxiety. They see improvement and they are encouraged and energised – they enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
Tune in for tip 6 in this series next week at Intentional-Relationship.com