Happy couples have a few things in common: They have friendship and admiration, they have each other’s back, and they share experiences together that create special meaning for them. Date night can be one of the best relationship enhancers out there.
The keys to dealing with disenfranchised grief is to first acknowledge the significance of the loss in your life and to create a support system that honors that significance. This support system may be friends or family, but sometimes it may require you going outside that circle for the backing you need.
We are hardwired for connection. It’s essential to our well-being. When we feel connected, we feel safe and secure. When we don’t, it leads to worry, anxiety, and we often question our self-worth. Connection is essential for our well-being. How do we build connection? By revealing who we are, authentically; in other words, by allowing ourselves to be vulnerable. When we become vulnerable with someone who responds with acceptance and understanding, we feel safe and emotional intimacy is fostered.
Because trust is a cornerstone element, it’s important to evaluate and know where you stand with your partner with regard to trust and to intentionally work to strengthen trust.
You’ve probably done quite a bit to prepare your kid for college. But have you considered separation anxiety? Chances are you’ll both experience it.