‘How To Draw Closer To One Another’ by Merie Burton published in the upcoming Great Health Guide (Aug 2015). Anything that is valuable, precious & rare does not come easily. A satisfying relationship won’t happen by itself; it happens with time, tenderness & thoughtfulness.
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RELATIONSHIPS: How To Draw Closer To One Another
written by Merie Burton
One of the key strategies that can help a relationship get some spark back is to plan intentional time with one another. This sounds like a simple strategy, but life gets busy and one of the first sacrifices that couples often make is ‘date time’. Here’s a link to some apps for suggestions and questions for ‘date night’.
Think back to your first few months together with your partner and imagine the amount of time and effort you put into the relationship. Of course circumstances will have changed over the years; however, healthy relationships thrive with one-on-one ‘intentional’ time. I use the word ‘intentional’ because, this doesn’t just happen. It is important to make an agreement with your partner to spend at least one night a week where your relationship is the focus.
You can incorporate many themes to your weekly ‘date night’ depending on what you both want. It can be as simple as lighting a few candles and playing some soft music while you share a meal together. If you want to go deeper you could ask each other questions that perhaps you don’t talk about in the daily humdrum of life; hidden aspirations, things that make you cry, people you admire, regrets and fears. This fantastic little book of questions will give you some ideas. The reason for these questions is to let your partner in and to see deeply into him/her.