When you put effort towards something, it can be helpful to foresee outcomes. Whether you work through your PREPARE/ENRICH assessment results in its entirety or section by section, articulating outcomes now and being mindful of them along the way will help guide you and your partner to find success through this journey.
Accountability (or lack of it) can be the reason you reach (or fail to reach) a particular outcome. Write down a few outcomes and put them where you and your partner can see them. Maybe it’s a shared calendar or on a note taped to the bathroom mirror. Keeping these visual reminders present and in view will help remind you of the energy you are putting into your relationship.
When you create your own outcomes, make sure they are realistic and clearly stated. If you are unsure of what outcomes to commit to, take
some time with your partner and talk through what you want to get out of this experience. Increased satisfaction? Greater understanding? More support? Enrichment?
Reflect on the outcomes you’ve set for your relationship and consider how you each will contribute.
Revisit your list of desired outcomes and assess where progress was made.
Being intentional about this process and your relationship goes along way to ensuring success. Keeping each other accountable however, is where the rubber hits the road. It's a joint effort and you are both invested in the outcome. Make it happen in 2018.
Source: DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR COUPLES, PREPARE/ENRICH 2017.
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