Monday, January 21, 2019

One of the best things about this book

from Dr. Ron Welch is that he starts with the premise that 
EVERY relationship has conflict. 
I think that is so important for people to hear in today’s world.
I’ve heard of far too many people who walk away from a relationship they’ve invested in because, ‘it just shouldn’t be this hard.’ 
And as someone who has been with the love of my life for over 35 years, I can say with authority [ha] that love is hard. 
 But, oh so worth it. 
In 10 Choices Successful Couples make, Dr. Ron Welch shares that it’s how we react to the conflict that can shape and mold us and [yes] change us as we grow in relationship with others. 
While everything in this book is good and helps us build better relationships, I think the thought that stuck with me is the difference between a  ‘me’ centered marriage and an ‘us’ centered marriage. 
This is a concept that I learned many [many] years ago in a relationship class during my freshman year of college. If we concentrate on giving instead of getting our relationships will grow. 
That can be hard in this world we live in that continuously says our happiness is dependent on everything being about me and how smart / brave / strong / etc. I am. 
 Fortunately, Dr. Welch shares thoughts and strategies 
[and exercises to do together!]
to build a successful relationship together.
Note: This book was given to me for review purposes. 
All opinions are my own.

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