The thing about relationships is they are always a work in progress! Expect that the road will twist and turn but never give up, use setbacks as an opportunity to learn and grow. Get to know your strengths and growth areas and those of your partner and accept that it takes effort, planning and persistence in general, but particularly during the tough times.
The CHANGE Model can help you develop an action plan for your relationship goals in 2016, with six easy steps:
- 4. Never give up – even if you experience setbacks!
- Inevitably, life happens, and after weeks of great progress you may suddenly find yourselves back at square one (or even square zero!). If you use setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow together, you will always be on a path toward a stronger relationship.
Have you experienced these challenges in 2015? Perhaps there are things to celebrate also in 2015. Make time to not only celebrate and reflect on how far you’ve come over the years, but also to establish hopes, goals, and resolutions for the year to come.
Get started today and develop an action plan for a successful 2016. Tune in for step three next week.
Source: The Couple Checkup Book ©2008
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