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Tips for Running a Successful Group Program

The PREPARE/ENRICH Group Program lends itself well to a retreat format as it allows for a combination of teaching, small groups, and break-out time for couples. The Group Program outlines ten sessions but you may use only the sessions that work for the time you have or items that have been raised by the group. The first session is written as an introductory session and the last as a wrap-up. All other sessions need not be delivered in consecutive order.

Solo-Moons: Can Holidaying Solo Simplify Your Wedding Plans?

We’ve all heard of a honeymoon. It’s the classic traditional holiday that a couple takes straight after they’ve said “I do” to enjoy some sunshine (or snow) together and celebrate the beginning of the rest of their lives. But recently, more couples have been choosing to take ‘solo-moons’ following their nuptials, with the concept having almost 1500 mentions on Instagram in recent months.

Setting couple goals for 2018

This year, my wife and I have set goals for ourselves individually, as a couple, family goals and work goals.

Is conflict resolution a possible Strength Area in your relationship?

Conflict Resolution is your ability to discuss and resolve differences. Also how effectively you are able to share opinions, ideas, and feelings with your spouse, even during times of conflict.

Poor Conflict Resolution can become more problematic over time and affect other areas of your relationship such as closeness and communication

Conflict Resolution is your ability to discuss and resolve differences. Also how effectively you are able to share opinions, ideas, and feelings with your spouse, even during times of conflict.

How does non-verbal communication contribute to dealing with conflict?

Choose your attitude and behaviour, communicate openly and consider your non-verbal stance, expression and situation. This creates trust and intimacy.

Commit to evaluating your next conflict and take time to discuss how you dealt with the disagreement

Since it often takes time to learn new strategies and because conflicts organically develop, make a commitment to evaluate your next conflict.

Communicate assertively, take responsibility for your own feelings and actions, and focus solely on the issue at hand

When dealing with conflict in your relationship, it's important to resist the urge to bring up past experiences that have already been resolved and reopen them for discussion. Acknowledging the current disagreement and working through the conflict by actively listening to your partner is a great goal.

Make a commitment to evaluate your next conflict

Conflict is inevitable in relationships, but if dealt with in a healthy, productive, and respectful way, it can bring you closer as a couple and make your relationship stronger.

Conflict dealt with in a healthy, productive and respectful way can bring you closer

Conflict is inevitable in relationships, but if dealt with in a healthy, productive, and respectful way, it can bring you closer as a couple and make your relationship stronger.

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