The health of you and your partner’s relationships with each other’s family and friends contributes to the health of your relationship with your partner; it is important to nurture lifelong relationships with each other’s family and friends.
Reminisce about the first time you and your partner introduced each other to family and friends. Consider how far your relationships with family and friends have come, for better or worse, and recognise the effect it has had on your relationship with your partner.
Making new friends can be hard, but developing new friendships with other couples can help build your own relationship with your partner. Try to connect with other couples in your community and make new friendships. Perhaps seek out new connections through your faith community, neighbours, or volunteer opportunities.
If you and your partner ever feel overwhelmed by your results or the ensuing discussion, we encourage you to seek out professional support. Call us.
Consider taking an assessment or working through our Discussion Guide for Couples... that's a great place start!
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Do you need help with an issue or problem? Our approach helps to generate deep and productive conversations that couples would not otherwise have about their relationship. These conversations can restore insight and understanding about one another.
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