Relationships: Finding Joy In Your Marriage
Marriage is a choice and an ongoing commitment. There will be times when you question being married. These doubts are normal and need to be looked at...instead of acted out.
Marriage takes work. Consider what would happen if you gave as much effort to your marriage as you give to your job? The fun, joy and fulfillment of marriage comes from devoting time, attention and direction to it.
If you're experiencing marriage difficulties, define the issue and identify your feelings about it. Share your concerns with your partner so you can work together to solve the problem. The "Couple Care" techniques below can be used to make your relationship more satisfying.
The following are some simple - but not easy - techniques to inspire you to experience life and your partner at new levels:
Marriage Improvement Contract
Bring out the best in yourself by learning a new behavior. Transform your relationship by practicing one of the following for six weeks:
To create joy in my relationship, I, __________________________, commit to:
By Michele Blair, Marriage Family Therapist, Laguna Beach, CA.
Getting Professional Help
Sometimes our problems are too hard to solve on our own. If you are concerned about a particularly difficult marital or relationship issue, the Office of Employee Assistance (OEA) can help you. Remember, your OEA can assist you with any type of personal, family or work-related concern. Why not call your OEA today at 305.348.2469?
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