Managing time with and without our partner: to ensure our relationships are sustained for the long term

Effective Communication, Time management and Problem Solving Skills are three skills we are not born with, but critical in terms of success in our relationships.

Managing time with and without our partner, ensuring timely and open communication and pragmatic approaches to solving problems are areas that we need to develop together to ensure our relationships are sustained for the long term.

Reflect, discuss and act on these with your partner today and feel the weight reduce and intimacy take over. Set your relationship up for 2017 with a renewed understanding.

Over the next three weeks, we’ll delve into these three vital skills:

    2. Time Management: Successful couples have a plan for time with and time away from their partner. They have an honest and regular look at short and long-term plans and progress to plan. They know what they need to achieve, they know what each other is doing and they understand that they may need to adjust their behaviour or plan to ensure that they reach their goals. They chunk down the larger tasks to smaller, more achievable items and this keeps them motivated from start to finish, because they can see progress. They build in time for contingencies and they learn from experience.

These principles can bring immense intimacy and love to your marriage. Refined these 3 vital skills: Communication, Time Management and Problem Solving Skills. Reflect, discuss and act on these with your partner today.

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