“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you’re not going to stay where you are.” Unknown
I’ve not always been the biggest fan of New Year’s (until I decided to get married on NYE, that is…). But one thing it’s good for is taking stock of where you are in your relationship and becoming intentional about where you want to go in your relationship or marriage.
Maybe things haven’t been going that well…
Maybe you’ve been arguing more and the resentments have been mounting…
Maybe you’ve just begun to co-exist as parents, losing who you were as a couple…
Maybe you’re even considering throwing in the towel.
So, the last day of the year is a perfect time to have a conversation as a couple and ask the important questions:
Once you have an understanding of where you are as a couple, then you can talk about where it is you want to go in your relationship:
Lastly, now that you know one another’s desires, you can each make commitments so that you’re both invested in making your desires happen:
Take advantage of the end of the year to have both of you involved and communicating about the future of you as a couple. If you’re not intentional about where you’re going, the likelihood of you getting there is not promising.
So often we avoid having the important and meaningful conversations with our partners because they don’t feel easy or comfortable. Use this as a tool to help guide the conversation so it’s a little easier and a bit more comfortable for both of you.
Here’s to a very happy, healthy and loving new year!