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Today is our 9th wedding anniversary and Betsy and I are celebrating with a nice hike, some good food here in Guanajuato, Mexico, and a contract renewal. That’s right we’re spending some time, as we do every year, to discuss what has gone well in our relationship, what we’d like to see more of, and determining if we are ready to commit to another year. Listen as we discuss the process and provide advice and suggestions to use for your own annual renewal.
We are then joined on the show by Dr. Amy Johnson to discuss how to talk about challenging issues with your partner. We dive into the importance of open communication to create a healthier and happier relationship and how it all ties into to a regular renewal of your commitment to each other. [NOTE: the recording with Dr. Amy has a couple of points where the audio breaks up slightly and we’ve done our best to clean it up to ensure you can capture all her great advice.]
Your Action Plan Steps for better communication with your partner:
- Come in to each day together as if you are starting fresh. Get rid of the old negative feelings.
- See yourself and your partner part of the same team
- Remember that communication is neutral
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On next week’s podcast we will be challenging your assumptions. We’ll be discussing how to question that little voice in your head which tells you that you can’t do something. We will also be providing your actions and encouragement to replace what you assume to be true with facts and information.
Until next time, remember to take the first step and keep on moving.
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