Happy New Year! Ok, so I'm a few days late but it's still January so it counts right?!
Growing up my father would always remind me that, you have to work for everything that is worth having in life. I mean, yes, some things in life come easy. But to maintain what you have you must work for it.
To have a happy and healthy relationship you must continue to put in the work. So, I decided that 2020 is the perfect year to focus on one of the most important aspects in a healthy and happy relationship, COMMUNICATION. Each week I will post a new challenge, quote or bit of advice that you can use to increase the communication in your relationship.
Any one who knows me knows that I love to give back. So, each month I will have a give away. For you to qualify for the give away you must read and respond to each of the weekly posts for that month. And you must respond to the weekly post before the end of each week.
The winning couple will be randomly selected from the group of qualifying couples.
Remember, communication is a key factor in any and ever relationship that is worthy of your time. If you every have any questions just ask.
January's prize is two movie tickets!
Today's post is a challenge for 2020. My challenge to you is to give your significant other (SO) at least one complement every day this year.
When was the last time you told your SO how nice they looked? Thanked them for cleaning the dishes, or for staying at home to watch that show you really love instead of hanging out with friends?
You see, a genuine complement goes a really long way. Why? Because it is not required but needed. It means the person who is giving the complement is taking the time to notice the efforts of the other person. And that the efforts are worthy of complement.
In return when a person receives a complement they will almost always automatically feel better about their self, their actions and want to continue doing better. It is a positive gift that you can give your SO that will help you keep the communication in your relationship healthy.
At the same time, when a complement is not genuine or is given with an ulterior motive (to get a complement back or to try and "make up" for something you did) it can quickly cause a negative response. It's like the saying "if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all!"
If you accept this challenge post a photo of you and your SO. To qualify for this weeks post like and share todays social media post and don't forget to include the hashtag #2020NewYearNewUS
I'll start it out with a pic of me and my wonderful wife Faith! In the 12 years that we have been together she has always put me and our two children before her own needs.