friends, sexuality, money management, and ..... those things that are on your specific list.
Have you ever seen a piece of sterling silver, shiny and new in a store, or maybe even given as a wedding gift? To stay shiny, it must be taken care of on a regular basis. It needs to be polished, treasured, and enjoyed to be appreciated. If it is not, it tarnishes, gets pushed to the back of a shelf or even forgotten, and may end up in a garage sale, dropped and dented. Similarly, a relationship must be taken care of... nurtured, polished and appreciated. We know certain behaviors that contribute to a healthy coupleship...
Honesty, Open Communication, Compromise, Willingness, Balance, Care, Common Values, Understanding each other dreams and working towards that fullfillment. Most importantly, both have to value the relationship.
the what seems to be the same problem, again and again. Look at the Iceberg. You've probably heard the phrase... "tip of the iceberg". Sometimes, the repetitive argument is about the surface. Couple therapy can help guide you to discover what's underneath the water, driving the brokenness. ... That's the biggest part of the iceberg, which if not addressed will "sink your ship"
Let's strive to build a world centered in peace and harmony.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open,and rules are flexible-- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
-- Virginia Satir: