What Are Your Relationship Goals?
Everyone believes they should have goals for everything in life but personal relationships. Once you make it to alter then what happens next? It’s becoming more apparent that divorce becomes an illuminating possibility. Why? Couples rarely take the time to establish goals in their relationship. I remember contributing to an article written by Elizabeth Bernstein for the Wall Street Journal about “Performance Appraisals in Marriages“. It’s ironic how we are creatures of habit when it comes to mile marking external success and failures but we struggle to navigate our relationships to be equally successful.
You will learn that relationship building never ends but gets easier and better over time when the foundation is established. After 21 years of marriage, I understand how easy it is to forget that people change. For example, when I married my husband I hated bananas and peanut butter. Now, I love them both. So, if he went out to buy himself some banana pudding and didn’t think of me I might get offended. Then he may get offended that I would think he should bring me something he knew I didn’t like. How was he to know when I started liking bananas if I never told him?
These are some goals below to help get you started on building a successful relationship. My goals are to have a strong and loving family. It doesn’t automatically happen on its own, I have to put measures in place to make it successfully strong.