Now that you've taken the How Realistic Are Your Expectations of Marriage? quiz, hopefully you've learned two things: (1) No marriage is perfect. (2) It takes skills to make it happen, but a happy marriage is definitely within your reach. (If you haven't yet taken the quiz, go back and take it now.) In fact, by taking the quiz, you're already on the right track toward improving your relationship for good!
Ready to move on? The second step in this workshop is setting
There are lots of reasons. We don't take our relationship goals seriously enough. We are doubtful that people can change. We don't believe that our relationships will ever really improve. We incorrectly believe that relationship goal-setting must be a two-person activity. Yet, despite all of our reservations and doubts about the viability of relationship goal-setting, we spend much of our lives trying to get through to our partners, to get them to be more understanding, compassionate and loving. In other words, we try to influence our mates without the benefit of a compass to help us know when we're on track.