Given that nearly half of today’s marriages end in divorce, it makes good sense to safe guard your relationship by investing time and money in keeping it vital. This Couples Program is a sound strategy – one that will pay off in the short and long term.
This Couples Program was designed to help you develop a strong and growing relationship. Through the program you will learn as a couple to share your feelings, ideas and work together to achieve your goals. This Couples Program will assist you in identifying relationship areas for you to enrich, help you build on your strengths and teach you to communicate more effectively with your partner about a variety of important topics.
A great quote to remember is “Failing to prepare is like preparing to fail”.
Here are the goals of this Program, it’s to help you:
Explore your relationship Strength and Growth areas
Strengthen your communication skills, including assertiveness and active listening
Resolve your conflicts using a ten step procedure
Explore your relationship and family-of-origin issues with the couple and family map
Develop a workable budget and financial plan
Develop your personal, couple and family goals
Resolve losing intimacy in your relationship
The Couples Program contains a variety of couple exercises that can help you achieve these goals. These exercises are designed to encourage you to talk with each other and to plan together how to deal with a variety of important topics.
Table of content:
Preparing and enriching your relationship
Why and how do couples enrich their relationships?
Communication Skills that will increase your Intimacy
Daily dialogue and Daily compliments
Sharing strength and growth areas
Assertiveness and active listening skills
Ten steps for resolving couple conflict
Overview of couples and family maps
Couple and Family Types
Knowing your Couple and Family type
What is Budgeting?
A simple Budgeting Worksheet
Making your goals a reality
Create positive change in your life
Losing Intimacy in My Relationship
How Badly Do You Want Intimacy in Your Relationship
Defining Intimacy in a Relationship
The Meaning of Intimacy
10 Steps to Recognising Intimacy in a Relationship
How to Develop Intimate Relationships
7 Ways to Improve Intimacy in Your Relationship
Three Steps for Better Verbal Intimacy
Intimacy and Sex
Keeping Intimacy Alive
The Intimacy Quiz
The Elusive Dance
The Drawing Closer Quiz
Obstacles to Establishing Intimacy in a Relationship
Difficulties in achieving intimacy
Negative Consequences of an Inability to Handle Intimacy
Behaviour Traits for Healthy Intimacy in a Relationship
5 Steps to Improve Intimacy in a Relationship
Languages of Love