Part II: Resolving Relationship Conflicts
When you attend to the positive feelings that you have about your relationship, it becomes easier to honor it with the resources it needs.
The Relationship Trinity
Every two-person partnership is made of three living, breathing components: you, your partner and the relationship itself. In order for a relationship to work, each of the three components needs to receive approximately equal amounts of TLC. In all likelihood, the emotional resources that you and your partner have left at the end of the day are scant—and that makes it extra important to pay attention to where you spend those leftovers.
Part I: Identifying the Problem
I was recently talking to a friend who is a new mother. We were laughing about motherhood and all of the ways in which being a parent can change you, when suddenly, her mood became somber. “You know,” she said,“ I knew that this was going to be hard on me. I was prepared for not sleeping, and for the way my body would change, and for the spit-up and the poopy diapers. But I never realized how hard this was going to be on my marriage.” Her words gave me pause. She is right – it seems that the impact of parenthood on relationships is something we just don’t talk about.
There were some hits and more than a few misses on the red carpet at last night's 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. But Kristen Bell knocked it out of the park!
We absolutely adored Bell's bejeweled lavender Jenny Packham gown. The crystal bodice wasn't overdone and created a gentle empire waist that transitioned into a wispy skirt. Best of all, the gown rear of the gown also didn't disappoint. The cut-out back and train with crystal detail was a phenomenal touch.
What did you think of Bell's frock?