Loving Relationships Take Patience and Skill

A Better You Blog, Loving Relationships Take Patience and Skill: Photo of couple sitting together and laughing

In western civilization, by the age of 50, 90% of adults have been married at least once. Living with someone is hard. According to the CDC, the divorce rate is about 43%. The good news is that rate has dropped over the last 20 years. No matter the data, there is still a large population of couples that are unhappy in their current relationship.

Couples teetering on the verge of ending their relationship share many of the same unhealthy habits. Relationships aren’t what is seen in Hallmark movies. Some see healthy, loving relationships based on luck. Loving relationships don’t flourish on magic. They take patience and skill. Simply put, there are characteristics that make or break a relationship.

I see so many couples that lack these skills, but anyone can learn them and it’s never too late. It’s not hard to change what wasn’t working into a relationship built on respect, compassion, and understanding. It doesn’t take years either.

However, you can’t change what you don’t know. I thoroughly love teaching these skills and watching the shift from blame and tension to smiles and laughter. Many times, if the couple is open to the process, the transformation begins by the fourth session. It all begins with two things. What you say and how you listen.

Ending a relationship is hard. The emotional impact can be gut-wrenching and lonely. Going down that dark, painful road is preventable. I’d love to teach you the simple strategies to turn your relationship into one that is continually flourishing. You’ll see how easy and fun it can be.