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INDICATORS OF A RELATIONSHIPS HEALTH

by Pastor Andrew Okwe

You can do this yourself. Have someone ask you about the history of your relationship. What kind of story do you tell?

When your partner describes your relationship to others, what kind of story do they tell?

Does the story minimise the negatives and celebrate the positives? Did it make the other person sound great? Or did it dwell on what’s wrong? Did it talk about what that idiot did this week that’s utterly wrong? This simple, “story of us” predicts which relationships succeed and which fail.

“Our best prediction of the future of a relationship came from a couples 'story of us'.

It’s an ever-changing final appraisal of the relationship and your partner’s character.

Some people were really developing a story of us that was very negative in which they really described all the problems in the relationship. They really emphasize what was missing.

Masters did just the opposite. They minimised the negative qualities that all of us have and they cherish their partners positive qualities. They nurture gratitude instead of resentment.