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Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Building a Reality-Based Relationship"

"Building a Reality-Based Relationship" is the title of a book by long time marriage family therapist, Liberty Kovacs,PHD. Dr. Kovacs realized people must want to understand each other if they hope to have a successful marriage.

I highly recommend Dr. Kovacs' book which is crammed with short exercises to help you get to know each other. By the time you become adults you have formed perceptions about money, affection, sexuality, power, household chores, and much more. Where and how did you get those perceptions? What values do you have?

Relationship provides an opportunity to understand the journey to individuation and knowing ourselves and others. That makes the effort more appealing and worth hanging in there. You cannot become soul mates without it.

1 comment:

  1. Dick and Nancy ShultzDecember 20, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    After 44+ years of marriage we've learned a thing or two (most by trial and error). Here's 12 little words that can help in times of relationship stress.

    Grow Together Or Grow Apart
    Never Have To Win
    Pick Your Fight

    We have date night most every Friday. We both look forward to the planning and the dedicated time together.