Seven Steps that Rebuild Intimacy – A Seven Part Series
Here’s Step 7. If you missed the beginning of the series, click here:
Step 7: Celebrate and Renegotiate.
Okay, so far you have:
• Created a Safe Space for your Open Dialogue
• Commit to the Discovery Process
• Create a Mutual Intention
• Each started asking For What You Want
• Made agreements about who’s willing to do what and when
Now what you need to know is that either what you’ve agreed to will happen or it won’t.
This is just the truth of making agreements. The typical tendency is to get upset when an agreement isn’t kept. We have a different much more satisfying option.
We suggest, each time someone keeps an agreement, that everyone immediately acknowledge and celebrate this wonderful contribution to your relationship.
However, when some agreements aren’t kept–and some agreements are bound not to be kept–this is also cause for celebration, not the wringing of hands.
Why? Because all it means is that you weren’t as clear as you needed to be to make a successful agreement and all there is to do is renegotiate.
Don’t take it as a personal affront, all it means is that something was missing from the original agreement. Find out what prevented the agreement from being kept. After you figure out what was missing, go back to your intention and use what you’ve discovered to renegotiate the strategies and make new agreements.
Rebuilding the intimacy in your relationship needn’t be difficult. All it takes is that both parties are willing, you have resources that support you, and a mutual intention to guide you forward.
With these pieces of the foundation in place, your success in building a happy, healthy relationship, filled with love and intimacy is guaranteed.
With great love and appreciation,
Beth and Neill
Comments Off on Little Known Ways to Rebuild Intimacy in Your Relationship – Part 7