Monday, February 21, 2011

Marriage Monday: Fanning the Flames


"There's nothing complicated about reviving or enhancing your fondness and admiration. Even positive feelings that have long been buried can be exhumed simply by thinking and talking about them. You can do this by meditating a bit on your partner and what makes you cherish him or her. When you acknowledge and openly discuss positive aspects of your partner and your marriage, your bond is strengthened. This makes it much easier to address the problem areas in your marriage and make some positive changes."
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, Ph.D., and Nan Silver


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8 comments:

Jenni Elyse said...

Great advice! I think we could all do better by thinking about the positive things about our significant other. Well, I know I can, at least.

Rochelle Brunson said...

I love these marriage monday posts!

Karen said...

Excellent advice! :)

W said...

I love this :) Oftentimes, I will simply text my husband... hourly ... some of the reasons I love him, why he means so much to me, etc. Valentine's Day was a wonderful excuse. So was his birthday.

Smithy said...

this is so true - whether you've been married 2 years or 20!

Shanda said...

I love the word "fondness." There is a subtle difference between "love" and "fondness." I love the idea of meditating on why we are "fond of" our spouses, or others we care about as well. Thanks, Debbie!

Jen Daiker said...

Excellent advice! What a great day to stop by!

Olivia Carter said...

Love it!