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Tips for PREPARE/ENRICH facilitators (5): Navigating Problems Associated with Unrealistic Expectations - Consider the Context

When couples hit the inevitable challenges of marriage, they may be tempted to believe that they have made a mistake and “the one” must still be out there somewhere. The truth is there are likely several people on this earth with whom one could have a successful relationship.

Tips for PREPARE/ENRICH facilitators (4):  Navigating Problems Associated with Unrealistic Expectations - Create Dialogue

When couples hit the inevitable challenges of marriage, they may be tempted to believe that they have made a mistake and “the one” must still be out there somewhere. The truth is there are likely several people on this earth with whom one could have a successful relationship.

Tips for PREPARE/ENRICH facilitators (3):Navigating Problems Associated with Unrealistic Expectations - Normalise Marriage Expectations

When couples hit the inevitable challenges of marriage, they may be tempted to believe that they have made a mistake and “the one” must still be out there somewhere. The truth is there are likely several people on this earth with whom one could have a successful relationship.

Tips for PREPARE/ENRICH facilitators (2): Navigating Problems Associated with Unrealistic Expectations - the inventory may reveal Idealistic Distortion

When couples hit the inevitable challenges of marriage, they may be tempted to believe that they have made a mistake and “the one” must still be out there somewhere. The truth is there are likely several people on this earth with whom one could have a successful relationship.
Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll never have problems or that existing problems will just fade away with time, they’ll never question their love, never experience a drop in romance, and already know everything there is to know about their partner. They truly are love struck.

Tips for PREPARE/ENRICH facilitators (1): Navigating Problems Associated with Unrealistic Expectations - Anticipate a Surprise

When couples hit the inevitable challenges of marriage, they may be tempted to believe that they have made a mistake and “the one” must still be out there somewhere. The truth is there are likely several people on this earth with whom one could have a successful relationship.

Almost intoxicated by love, engaged couples are often known for being infatuated with one another. They tend to be confident that they’ll never have problems or that existing problems will just fade away with time, they’ll never question their love, never experience a drop in romance, and already know everything there is to know about their partner. They truly are love struck.

According to research, the balanced parenting style has the highest family satisfaction, lowest stress, better couple and family communication and fewer problem behaviours per child

The Parenting Version of PREPARE/ENRICH is designed to guide couples through the emotions of parenting by empowering them with insight into their parenting style, family dynamics, while focusing on the couple relationship. The Parenting Version is best used with any committed couple whose primary concerns are children and parenting issues.

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