When you allow free-floating anxiety to permeate your relationship, you’re basically giving it your stamp of approval. Address the tough issues with straight talk and transparency. Allow your partner to see and hear who you really are because if you don’t talk your partner will most likely assume the worst and nothing will get better. Pretending everything is rosy when it’s clearly not will drive a wedge between you that is difficult to remove.
Find creative ways to communicate what is really on your mind. Infuse your relationship with lively and loving conversation. This is especially important when you really don’t want to or you are afraid to because of past disagreement memories. Silence is not golden. It’s insulting to your partner and it erodes trust. If you feel the need to get something off your mind. Say it! Never candy-coat it or act like nothing’s wrong. Speak your words in the most loving way you can. The sooner the better.
What you permit. . . you promote!
Sameness does not promote relationship growth. If your relationship needs conversation, speak it. Scrutinize your relationship. Cut to the chase. Get down to the nitty-gritty. Inaction is a form of action however it usually gets you nowhere.
Is it time to re-think how you are being in the relationship? Is your relationship out-of-whack. . . or it is just you? Be honest.
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Copyright © 2008 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Author Larry James presents seminars nationally for singles and couples. Subscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact: CelebrateLove.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – CelebrateLove.com
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