From Expert, Anne Bercht on Starting Your Marriage With Passion and Skills
I’m still madly, deeply, passionately in love with my husband. I still get tingles when I see him, I’m still excited to go out on dates with him, and I even still lust after him. Don’t believe those naysayers who tell you your love will die with time. Don’t believe those t-shirts that picture a groom getting married wearing a ball and a chain. No doubt, there are those who have experienced marriage that way, but this does not need to be your marriage story.
When I was twenty years old, I married my husband, Brian Bercht, five weeks after the day we met. It was a whirlwind romance. With what I know now, I would advise caution about moving that fast, yet, at the same time, I'm happily married, so I have few regrets. We had no special knowledge of what to do at the time, but now that I've learned about what it takes to make a relationship work, it turns out we did a few important things right, as well as some things wrong…
From Experts, Kat Knecht and Curtis Knecht on Relationship Recovery – The Path To The Promised Land
So how do you tell each other the truth when we are angry? When we are afraid? When we know the truth might hurt? Bottom-line: How do we tell each other the truth without getting into trouble?
As Relationship Coaches, we know that this is often difficult to do, so we have created an exercise that helps our clients face all types of tricky situations: those moments when you lose your cool or when your lovely partner or spouse has sprouted horns; moments when you are inches away from screaming, "Buzz off! And the hell with practicing all this relationship stuff!" moments when you feel so small and alone; and moments when all you want to do is to run and hide.
It's in those exact moments when it's possible to DO something that brings about relationship mastery, even when you don't feel like it. With enough practice, you will reach the Promised Land – a rich, meaningful, positive, creative, and fun relationship heaven. You will be a relationship master, and that is a promise.
Among the numerous tools available, one of the most powerful ways to create harmony is to learn how to…