Many couples I work with are scrambling to identify relationship resolutions or goals they may have for the new year.
They may find themselves taking a day by day approach as a way to cope with something hard. This approach can be useful and necessary at times, but it has its limitations as well. These limits may include not having a clear sense of direction for the relationship, continuing to repeat unhelpful patterns and missed opportunities to grow the couple’s intimacy.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of resolution is the act or process of resolving. Considering how the pandemic, politics and protests may have impacted your relationship, now can be an important time to begin resolving those impacts with resolutions.
Even if doing the whole “resolutions” thing is not your thing, taking an opportunity to talk about your relationship at a deeper level is an aspect of having a healthy relationship. Once you’ve accomplished this list, at least 1 resolution from each partner, you are ready to begin honoring them!
Remember a resolution is the act or process or resolving so it’s great for couples to have a plan. Here are 3 ways I recommend couples honor their New Year’s resolutions throughout the year:
Written by: Porsha Jones
Originally posted on Grow Counseling