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10 CHARACTERISTICS OF A CONSCIOUS MARRIAGE

1. You realize that your love relationship has a hidden purpose-the healing of childhood wounds.

2. You create a more accurate image of your partner.

3. You take responsibility for communicating your needs and desires to your partner.

4. You become more intentional in your interactions.

5. You learn to value your partner's needs and wishes as highly as you value your own.

6. You embrace the dark side of your personality.

7. You learn new techniques to satisfy your basic needs and desires.

8. You search within yourself for the strengths and abilities you are lacking.

9. You become more aware of your drive to be loving and whole.

10. You accept the difficulty of creating a good marriage.

* This is from Harville Hendrix's book Getting The Love You Want

 

 





 

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