Awareness and Communication Skills for Every Relationship
Thank you for taking the first step!
Wow. Look at that new truck. Isn't it amazing? It's all shiny and new...just get in, turn it on and drive away!
Well it's not quite that simple is it? It still needs fuel every week. Oil changes. Brakes. Tires. Air filter. Fluids....and so much more. In fact, there is constant maintenance. How long would your truck last if you did absolutely nothing? Well, to start, it would only be about a week if you never put fuel in it. No oil changes? Well you would get a year or two out of it, but there would be some damage. No tires? Maybe 3-4 years?
Now what would happen if you were told that at the age of 25, you were going to get one truck...and one truck only... that was to last you for the rest of your life? Would you maintain it? Of course you would. You would be constantly checking to make sure that every part of that truck was in good condition and if it looked like something was wearing out or was about to break you would fix it!
Your relationship is no different. (No, we are not comparing your partner to a truck... your relationship is the truck!!). Isn't your relationship supposed to last forever? Well, that means that it needs a little maintenance, just like your truck (or car..or any other mode of transportation). Your relationship needs some fuel, some oil changes and some new tires once in a while. Most important of all, it needs your attention so that if there is some small part that is wearing out, you can fix it before it becomes a more serious problem!
Now.....the normal response from you might be; "But.... relationships are hard....fixing my truck is easy!"
Sure, it's easy now that you have spent years changing the oil, fixing the brakes, changing the tires etc.....but you had to learn how!! When you were young there were lots of people around to teach you..parents, friends etc. Maybe you had a job at a gas station and even schools have classes in auto body and mechanics. Did you ever taken a course on relationship growth and development? Did you have anybody helping you learn how to be a Conscious Partner?
Being a Conscious Partner does take a little effort. Just like fixing your truck though, once you learn the concepts and behaviors, it does become second nature. Best of all, relationship development can be fun! We can promise that there are no couches or yoga mats....just straight talk in a fun and relaxed environment. Let us show you how!